Twentieth (20th) Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA)

January 29, 2018

Twentieth (20th) Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA)

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

Theme: Transforming Africa through Prioritizing Children, Adolescents and Mothers in the Fight against HIV

When: Monday, 29 January 2018

Time: 08:30 am

Where: African Union Headquarters, Old Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Who: Organized by the Organisation of African First Ladies (OAFLA), the 20th Ordinary General Assembly will be attended by African First Ladies and partners.
Open Session:
The 20th Ordinary General Assembly of OAFLA will officially open on 29 January 2018 at the AU headquarters. During the opening ceremony, Her Excellency, Mrs. Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the President of OAFLA will make welcome and opening remarks followed by greetings by Her Excellency Mrs. Amira ElFadil Mohamed, Commissioner for Social Affairs of the African Union Commission. After the remarks by UNAIDS Executive Director, Mr. Michel Sidibe, there will be the presentations by the First Ladies, followed by a Group photo of the First Ladies.

Objective: Launch of “Africa Campaign to end new Infections in Children and keep Mothers Alive”. The Goal of the Campaign is to contribute to ending pediatric AIDS by 2030 and keeping mothers alive and healthy. The campaign seeks to achieve the following: -

· Mobilize African First Ladies and other high-level leadership, increase awareness, further strengthen ownership and accountability to end AIDS in children and keep mothers alive;

· Cultivate partnerships and advocate for action to mobilize resources to end pediatric AIDS;

· Foster community involvement and participation to increase ownership of the EMTCT programs.

Journalists are invited to cover the open session and photo session of the 20th Ordinary General Assembly of OAFLA on Monday 29 January 2018 at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Media inquiries should be directed to:

Mrs. Nardos Berhanu | Communication Officer | Tel:+251-115-508069/+251-118-962998|Mob: +251-911-657261OAFLA Secretariat | E-mail: nardos@oafla.org

Mrs. Esther Azaa Tankou| Head of Information Division | African Union Commission | Tel: +251 (0) 911361185 | E-mail: yamboue@africa-union.org |

Mrs. Rahel Akalewold / Directorate of Information and Communication / E-mail: RahelA@africa-union.org
For further information:
Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: dic@africa-union.org I Web Site: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia

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