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2017

Building on 15 years of engagement to harness the demographic dividend of Africa through promoting the needs of adolescents and their access to youth-friendly health services. 

NEWS

First Lady for cervical cancer screening

Friday, 21 April 2017
First Lady for cervical cancer screening

 Malawi’s First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has urged women in the country to go for cervical cancer...

Geingos urges private sector to join HIV, cancer fight

Friday, 21 April 2017
Geingos urges private sector to join HIV, cancer fight

Geingos made the call last week when she spoke at Windhoek Central Hospital during the visit...

China pledges to back Beyond Zero initiative

Friday, 21 April 2017
China pledges to back Beyond Zero initiative

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Dr Liu Xianfa have called for...

WHAT'S NEW?

In Action

H.E Dr Gertrude Mutharika, First Lady of the Republic of Malawi

Participating in the HANDS UP FOR #HIVPREVENTION campaign.

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

2014-2018

- Contribute to the national effort in preventing, managing and eliminating HIV and AIDS

- Contribute to the national effort in reducing maternal and infant mortality

- Contribute to the national effort in controlling cervical cancer

- Enhance organizational learning and stakeholders commitment, and organizational visibility

- Ensure program and financial sustainability

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About OAFLA

Our Beginnings

In 2002, thirty-seven African first ladies met in Geneva at a meeting facilitated by UNAIDS and the international AIDS Trust (IAT). As a result of this historic meeting the organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) was established as a collective voice for Africa’s most vulnerable people, women and children infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Since then, OAFLA has transformed itself from a forum of ideas to an institution capable of providing the continent-wide leadership needed to bring about change in peoples’ lives. With its permanent secretariat in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, OAFLA has moved from addressing the symptoms of the HIV/AIDS crisis to the root causes of poverty and the overall inequality of women in the region.

 

 

 Vision

An Africa free from HIV and AIDS, maternal and child mortality where women and children are empowered to enjoy equal opportunities.

 

 

Mission

First Ladies of Africa advocate for effective policies and strategies towards the elimination of HIV and AIDS, reduction of maternal and child mortality and the empowerment of women and children, through strategic partnerships in the spirit of solidarity.

 

 

Members of the steering committee (2015-2017)

The steering committee is composed of nine members representing the four regions within the continent.

  • Northern Region: Republic of Algeria
  • Eastern Region: Republic of Kenya and Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Southern Region :Republic of Zambia and Republic of Malawi
  • Western Region: Republic of Ghana and Republic of Niger
  • Central Region: Republic of Chad and Republic of Congo

OUR PARTNERS