African first ladies meet at A.U. summit

EagleHeadline | July. 05, 2017

Madam Roman Tesfaye, wife of Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has been elected President of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA).

The election took place during a meeting of the group on the sidelines of the 29th African Union (A.U.) summit in Ethiopia. It is, however, the 19th Ordinary General Assembly of the OAFLA.

Until Tesfaye’s election, the post was held by first lady of Ghana. Her vice-president will be Burkinabe first lady, Adjoavi Sika Kabore.

Mrs Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of Ethiopia and newly elected president of OAFLA

Wife Of the Nigerian President Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari

First Lady of Central African Republic Mme Brigitte Touadera

Madam Hinda Deby Itno First Lady of Chad

First Lady of Ghana Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo

First Lady of Malawi Dr Gertrude Mutharika

First Lady of Mali Madame Keita A. Maiga

First Lady of Zambia H.E. Madam Esther Lungu

OAFLA have at its meetings recommitted to their fight to make Africa a continent free of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as well as maternal and child mortality.

At its 17th Assembly meeting in Kigali last year, the group stressed the need to continue its advocacy for increased investment in the health system; accelerate advocacy for enhanced health education; and to support youth and civil society in policy and program initiatives that promote young women’s well-being as leaders and agents of social change in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and national governments.

They also committed to continue to ensure the launch of the campaign to End Child Marriage in all their countries.

Hot Comments
2017-07-07 08:45:34 Indonesia
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hauwa. ukd...are a fool why you guys let be for once even if she a Muslim does does not she kill her self all because you want to look like plus let her.. What she wants to put on let.. I mean Nigeria and Nigerians are facing tough time now. All we need is what project and programs that can get us out of it.. Think well ook
2017-07-16 13:17:18 Zambia
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2017-07-07 10:42:30 Mexico
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Good for first lady ,,kip up the spirit
2017-07-06 13:14:14 Ethiopia
Good first ladies, congratulations to Our Kenyan first lady Magret Kenyatta you have done us proud..God bless you Mummy.
2017-07-05 21:45:41 India
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2017-07-05 12:44:55 Tanzania
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2017-07-05 12:43:52 Tanzania
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2017-07-05 11:44:55 Ukraine
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