Africa’s First Ladies Attend Health Summit


The Second African First Ladies Health Summit, held recently in Los Angeles, welcomed first ladies and government representatives from Africa to address the health challenges faced by women and children on the continent.
Held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City, April 2-4, the summit was first organized by U.S. Doctors for Africa (UDFA) founder and CEO Ted Alemayhu in 2009, with a mission to connect Africa’s first ladies with major partners in finding solutions to the continent’s health issues. Those in attendance at the summit included (L to R): Madam Penehupifo Pohamba, First Lady of Namibia; Mrs. Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou, First Lady of Niger; Madam Traore Mintou Doucure, First Lady of Mali; Mrs. Maria da Luz Dai Guebuza, First Lady of Mozambique; Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, Second Lady of Ghana; Madame Djene Kaba Conde, First Lady of Guinea; and Emilienne Raoul, Social Affairs Minister of the Republic of Congo. Photo by Malcolm Ali, courtesy of African First Ladies Health Summit 2013 Facebook page.