The 0rganization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA), on Monday committed itself to playing a big role in preventing and elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
OAFLA is a grouping of First Ladies of Africa.
Speaking during the opening of the 11th Extra Ordinary General Assembly for OAFLA at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Namibia’s First Lady, Penehupifo Pohamba, who is also President of OAFLA, urged African First ladies to seriously take part in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS.
This year’s OAFLA assembly assessed the performance of the organization over the past eight months. The assessment is expected to direct the organization’s future.
The assembly took place during the 19thSummit of the AU.
In her speech, Madam Pohamba said the organization would release 50,000 US dollars to support the PMTCT campaign and that USAID also provided additional 50,000 US dollars support for the cause.
She strongly encouraged African countries to mobilize funds for the initiative. Malawi is one of the countries to benefit from the Initiative.
Mrs. Martha Kachali, wife to the Vice President of Malawi Khumbo Kachali, represented Malawi at OAFLA the Extra Ordinary General Assembly.