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Sono Aibe

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Sono Aibe is an activist and scholar who has worked to facilitate global health initiatives and reproductive rights for communities in East Asia, East Africa, and the United States.[1][2] Aibe has worked for several different organizations to advocate to these causes, including Pathfinder International.[3] In investigating and working to combat injustice around the world, Aibe has published several scholarly articles in the field of public health.[4][5]


Aibe received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Harvard University in 1986.[6] She went on to attend The Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, earning her Masters of Health Science in 1988.[6]


Aibe worked at the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning in Tokyo.[1] She worked at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation from 1996 to 2009.[2] She joined the organization Pathfinder International in 2009, where she was a Technical Lead for Integrated Health and Environment Programs in East Africa and worked on program development in East Asia.[3] At Pathfinder International, she served as Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives.[3] Aibe also sat on the board of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte in California for six years.[2]


Sono Aibe has worked actively to advance public health and environmentally conscious initiatives. Some distinguishable projects include her examination of abortion as pertaining to Asian Pacific Islander Americans, which was published in 1998.[7] In the publication, Aibe also worked to analyze the underlying cultural reasons both against and for abortion. Additionally, Aibe has analyzed the work associated with the Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin initiative.[4] This initiative worked to fight against deterioration of the local ecosystem within the area of the Lake Victoria Basin. Aibe has also worked on publishing a portrait of a collaborative research initiative, titled The Changzhou Worker Wellness Project.[8] In this publication, Aibe works, alongside fellow scholars, to describe the progression of the project.[2]

Her work titled, “Bottom-Up Advocacy for Sustainability: Community-Led Changes in Local By-Laws on Bussi and Jaguzi Islands, Uganda” describes the policy advocacy work conducted on Bussi and Jaguzi Islands in Uganda by the HoPE-LVB Project of Pathfinder International and its partners to promote integrated population, health and environment programs.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sono Aibe". Mountainfilm. 2014-05-11. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Ms. Sono AIBE - AB, MHS". APCRSHR10. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Pathfinder International Company Culture". Comparably. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Taranta, Dorah; Margoluis, Cheryl; Honzak, Cara; Aibe, Sono (September 2019). "Resiliency through integration: findings from a community-based project in Lake Victoria Basin". The Lancet Planetary Health. 3: S21. doi:10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30164-0.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Bottom- Up Advocacy for Sustainability Community Led Changes in Local By Laws on Bussi and Jaguzi Islands Uganda". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Sono Aibe". cmsadmin30.convio.net. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  7. "Abortion and Asian Pacific Islander Americans". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Neuhauser, Linda; Wang, Xiaodong; Hong, Yun; Sun, Xiaoming; Zong, Zhanhong; Shu, Xingyu; Mao, Jingshu; Lee, Eve Wen-Jing; Aibe, Sono (2018), Fam, Dena; Neuhauser, Linda; Gibbs, Paul, eds., "Collaborative Research and Action: The Changzhou Worker Wellness Project", Transdisciplinary Theory, Practice and Education: The Art of Collaborative Research and Collective Learning, Springer International Publishing, pp. 221–239, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93743-4_15, ISBN 9783319937434

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