HIV/Aids Prevention: Sahle-work, Namibia’s First Lady Discuss Enhancing Women’s Role

ADDIS ABABA  – President Sahle-Work Zewde on Friday discussed ways to enhance the participation of women in leadership in HIV/Aids prevention with Namibia’s First Lady Monica Geingos.

Monica is the UNAIDS Special Advocate and current president of the Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD).

The President met with the first lady of Namibia during her short stay in Addis Ababa on Friday.

They discussed the importance of leadership training at all levels both nationally and in the continent, to bring more women into leadership positions.

The President said there is an untapped potential of women in Africa. “We need to show the way and use it appropriately,” said Sahle-work. 

OAFLAD is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its establishment. The organization is an advocacy group where First Ladies of Africa seek to leverage their unique position to advocate for policies that make health services accessible and laws that boost women and youth empowerment.