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First Lady of Mongolia Visits

Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

and GW Hospital

The First Lady of Mongolia, Mrs. Onongiin Tsolmon, visited the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health and the GW Hospital on October 26, 2007. Mrs. Onongiin Tsolmon and her husband, President of Mongolia Nambaryn Enkhbayar, were in Washington for a state visit that included a meeting with President Bush at the White House. 


Dr. Carlos Silva, GW Hospital Medical Director, and Anne Markus, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Health Issues, led the meeting with Mrs. Tsolmon.  Also participating were: D. Richard Mauery, Managing Director of the Jacobs Institute; Dr. Steven Patierno, Executive Director, GW Cancer Institute; Dr. Susan Bennett, Clinical Director, Women's Heart Program; Bonnie Williams, RN, BSN, Women's Center Director; Sue O'Connor, RN, BSN, OCN, senior director, Oncology, Medicine, Psychiatry, Palliative Care and Women's Services; Jocelyn A. Rapelyea, MD; Tricia A. Kelly, MD, FACS; Mr. & Mrs. Sambuu Dawadash, Embassy of Mongolia; and Nancy Brinker, Chief of Protocol of the U.S. Department of State.  In addition to an interesting discussion of women's health issues in Mongolia and the U.S., the First Lady and her delegation also took a short tour of GW Hospital's women's health programs and the neonatal intensive care unit. 


Mrs. Tsolmon has a long-standing interest in women's health care and policy issues.  A leading cause of death in Mongolia is maternal mortality.  Mrs. Tsolmon expressed deep interest in building collaborations with the GW medical and policy community to assist in improving women's health outcomes in Mongolia, with a particular interest in reducing rates of cancer, heart disease, and maternal and infant mortality.  Other health priorities in Mongolia include increasing immunization rates, reducing prevalence and incidence of STDs, and reducing the effects that unsafe water and inadequate sanitation can have on proper nutrition for pregnant women.



  D. Richard Mauery, Anne Markus, Tricia Kelly, Mrs. Tsolmon, Carlos Silva, Sambuu Dawadash,

Sue O'Connor, Mrs. Dawadash, Jocelyn Rapelyea, Bonnie Williams (l-r) 

© GW Medical Center Communications


Nancy Brinker, Mrs. Tsolmon, Carlos Silva, Mrs. Dawadash (l-r) 

© GW Medical Center Communications

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