Tamar Khomasuridze

Tamar Khomasuridze is UNFPA Sexual and Reproductive Health Adviser for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, based in the UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, Istanbul, Turkey. She is a medical doctor with more than 25 years' experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health, as a clinician, researcher, programme adviser and manager. She holds a PhD in reproductive health. At present, she is responsible for technical and managerial support to the UNFPA sexual and reproductive health research programme portfolio in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and leads the Women's sexual and reproductive health cluster of the UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office. She is a member of several interagency working groups, scientific committees and boards, including the editorial board of the magazine Entre Nous.

She joined UNFPA in 1999 and worked in technical and managerial positions, where she developed several innovative programmes and strategic frameworks, which are recognized nationally and internationally. These include sexual and reproductive health mobile teams for underserved regions, youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services in Georgia, a breast and cervical cancer screening programme in Georgia, a reproductive health initiative for youth in the South Caucasus, the Black Sea Coalition for Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and prevention of sex- and gender-based violence in the South Caucasus. She has coordinated many national, regional and global meetings and conferences, including South Caucasus youth health forums and festivals (2006–2013), UNFPA high-level conferences and forums for youth sexual and reproductive health (2006–2009) and a UNFPA global meeting (2010).