Lisa Masterson, medical doctor, television personality and women’s health advocate, announced today that she will join the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign as a global champion for adolescent girls.

Dr. Masterson will help drive Girl Up’s mission to ensure that girls in developing countries have the chance to become healthy, safe educated and empowered.

Girl Up enables American girls to make a global impact by raising funds and awareness for proven UN programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Girl Up supporters can provide girls in the developing countries with basic needs like access to school supplies, clean water, life-saving health services, safety from violence and more.

As a Girl Up Champion, Dr. Masterson will help broaden awareness about the issues facing girls today and inspire teens to get involved and take action.

“The health and wellbeing of adolescent girls is an issue close to my heart and deserves paramount attention and investment from each and every one of us,” said Dr. Lisa Masterson. “I’m proud to join Girl Up in this effort to ensure that adolescent girls in developing countries have the tools and opportunities they need to grow into healthy, successful women.”

Dr. Masterson is a specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, adolescent gynecology and family planning and practices at Cedars-Sinai, St. John’s and UCLA/Santa Monica and has her office in Santa Monica. She also co-hosts the Emmy-winning daytime medical talk show THE DOCTORS. As a Girl Up Champion, Dr. Masterson will have the opportunity to visit Girl Up supported programs on the ground to observe first-hand the impact they can have on adolescent girls and communities in the developing world.

“We incredibly excited to have Dr. Masterson as a Girl Up champion,” said Kimberly Perry, director of the UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign.“We are looking forward to working with her to encourage and inspire girls around the country to reach out and make a difference for girls overseas.”

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