First Lady Margaret Kenyatta elected Vice Chair to OAFLA

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta with H.E. Adjoavi Sika Kabore, President of Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) and First Lady of Burkina Faso, during the closed session of the 22nd Ordinary General Assembly of OAFLA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was unanimously elected as the Vice Chair-person to the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA)

The Kenyan First Lady will deputise the Burkina Faso First Lady Mrs Sika Bella Kabore  who is the current chairperson of the continental First Ladies Organization.

The elections of OAFLA’s  Vice Chair position were held at the AU Commission Old Buildings during  the Steering Committee meeting of OAFLA ahead of the organization’s 22nd Ordinary General Assembly on Sunday 10th, February 2019.

The OAFLA General Assembly is taking place on the side-lines of AU  Heads of State and Government   which is being attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta arrives for the closed session of the 22nd Ordinary General Assembly of OAFLA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Also Present are First Lady of Chad, H.E. Madame Hinda Deby Itno (Left-In Pink attire) and the First Lady of Mozambique, H.E. Isaura Nyusi,(Right-In Black attire)



 The elevation of Kenya to the vice chair of OAFLA comes only a day after AU members unanimously re-elected Kenya as a member of the AU security council for another three years.

OAFLA is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization founded in 2002 by 37 African first ladies.

The organization works to cultivate a spirit of solidarity and the exchange of experiences among African first ladies to increase their capacity and that of  other women leaders to advocate for effective solutions to respond to the ongoing HIV/Aids pandemic in Africa.

The continental body seeks to proactively campaign against stigma and discrimination of those infected and affected by the scourge besides developing partnerships with international, regional and local donors to raise awareness, support and resources towards prevention, treatment and care programs.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has been  key supporter  and an outstanding member of OAFLA  where she has initiated several programs  aimed at addressing the HIV/AIDS challenges in Africa using the platform of her Beyond Zero initiative.