Geeta wins top prize in Asian Woman of Achievement awards
The top prize in 2014's Asian Women of Achievement awards has been won by Wimbledon resident and world-renowned campaigner for safer fertility treatment, Professor Geeta Nargund.
Professor Nargund won the Professionals category at the awards ceremony, which took place at London's Hilton Park Lane hotel, before beating off other candidates to win the overall prize.
The Asian Women of Achievement awards take place annually, and are sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland, with patrons including Cherie Blair and HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan.
Professor Nargund lives in Wimbledon with her husband Vinod and son Praful. She is a Senior Consultant at St George's Hospital in Tooting, and the Medical Director of Create Health Clinics, based in Raynes Park.
She has campaigned for safer, more affordable and more accessible fertility treatments for women both in the UK and in developing countries and has published several pioneering scientific studies on a more natural approach to IVF. She has also set up charities to educate women in reproductive health and promote research in the subject. This summer she will open a flagship IVF clinic, in St Paul’s London, which will increase national access to safer, more natural IVF methods, and grow London’s overall IVF capacity by up to 30%.
Professor Dr Nargund said: "I am deeply honoured to join such an outstanding roll-call of previous winners. It is a recognition of the success I have had in convincing women and the medical profession that milder and more natural approaches to fertility treatment are safer for the short and long-term term health of women and children. I hope that this award will help me in my quest to change women’s lives, and offer safer, affordable more accessible fertility treatments to all women, no matter what their situation."
June 6, 2014