Aisha Buhari Departs For UNGA To Support Fight Against Tuberculosis
Wife the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has departed Nigeria today for the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly,in New York alongside President Muhammadu Buhari.
While in New York, Mrs. Buhari will address the General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, where she will speak on issues of increased political commitment, funding and robust partnerships on the 26th September, 2018.
In a statement made available to newsmen by the Director of Information to Wife of the President
Suleiman Haruna,that the event will be preceded on the 25th September by a Gala Dinner organized to celebrate Global TB Champions, Celebrities and TB Survivors, where Mrs. Buhari is billed to present inspiring remarks.
The 21st Summit of Organization of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA) General Assembly which could not hold at Mauretania earlier in the year will hold during UNGA. Mrs. Buhari will address the session which is also centered on Tuberculosis.
On the Sidelines of OAFLA, Mrs. Buhari will attend a number of high level events including a Stakeholders Meeting on Breast and Cervical Cancers in Africa and another on HIV as well as a strategic planning workshop for First Ladies and their Technical Advisers.
Mrs. Buhari was appointed Global TB Champion by the Stop TB Partnership and Special Ambassador for the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV by Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in recognition of her work in health advocacy.