President profile


H.E Dr Nana Lordina Dramani Mahama

First Lady of the Republic of Ghana

President of OAFLA



Ghana’s First Lady has a great passion to create opportunities for the under privileged in society, thereby improving their living conditions. Her Excellency Dr Nana Lordina Dramani Mahama holds a Masters Degree in Governance and Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

As First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, her first role is being Mother to all Ghanaians. She is also the National President of the Lordina Foundation, through which she continues to channel her energy as a philanthropist.  Her Excellency the First Lady of Ghana has also served as the First Vice President of OAFLA, for West Africa since 2013.

Having been appointed the Premier Ambassador for HIV in Ghana, Dr.Nana Lordina Dramani Mahama has fervently embarked on high level advocacy on the UNAIDS Global Plan towards elimination of new HIV infections among children and keeping the their mothers alive; and is actively engaged in reducing stigma and discrimination against persons living with HIV (PLHIV). Through her Campaign, she advocates  male involvement and community ownership for successful prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.  She is devoted to ensuring that no child is born HIV positive or is orphaned as a result of HIV. Her Excellency is also ardent promoter of women’s reproductive health especially the prevention and early detection of cervical and breast cancers.

Priority area  


Expand Campaign to eMTCT of HIV to ensure access to comprehensive treatment for every positive child
Campaign to end child marriages in Africa by 2020
Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Elimination of MTCT of HIV by 2017

Double coverage of paediatric treatment by 2017
Increased number of countries to launch campaign against child marriages in partnership with celebrities
Increased number of countries adopting, amending and/or enforcing laws on child marriages
Link OVC and families with children LHIV to social protection mechanisms
First Ladies advocate for a united continental campaign
Advocate for disaggregated data for young and old adolescents
Creating an enabling environment for greater involvement of adolescents in decision making and service provision
Reversed trends in new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents 10 to 19 years
Increased number of member states with disaggregated data on young and old adolescents
Empowering women by advocating for comprehensive integrated sexual  and reproductive health and rights
Launch National Campaigns to End Child Marriages
Using HIV as an entry point for cervical and breast cancer services
Reduced maternal and infant morbidity and mortality
Leverage national, regional and international platforms for networking, advocacy, lobbying and influencing policies 
Establish strategic partnerships for implementing OAFLA priorities and mobilising resources
OAFLA is recognised as a driver of the global agenda
Adequate resources mobilised for sustainability of OAFLA and national programmes