The Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) handed over presidency from H.E Mrs. Hinda Deby Itno, First Lady of the Republic of Chad to H.E. Dr Nana Lordina Mahama, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana on Saturday 15th August 2015 at 12.30. The meeting was also attended by the following: H.E Mrs Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E Mrs Hinda Deby Itno, First Lady of the Republic of Chad and OAFLA President, H.E Dr Nana Lordina Mahama, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and OAFLA president-elect, H.E Mrs Thobeka Madiba Zuma, First Lady of the Republic of South Africa and African Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps
The OAFLA president is elected every two years by the OAFLA General Assembly. H.E Dr Nana Lordina Mahama is the seventh president to be elected to serve as OAFLA president since the organization’s establishment in 2002.
OAFLA was established by African First Ladies as a collective voice for Africa’s most vulnerable people, women and children infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. Today, OAFLA has more than 26 African First Ladies as its active members, each leading her national chapter to do exemplary work in the areas of HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, cervical and breast cancer.