The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, will address the United Nations General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, where she will speak to issues of increased political commitment, funding and robust partnerships.
Mrs. Buhari who is on her Sunday’s delegation that left Abuja on Sunday to New York for the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, will address the meeting on Wednesday.
The Director of Information to Wife of the President, Suleiman Haruna, Mrs. Buhari will also speak at a Gala Dinner organized to celebrate Global TB Champions, Celebrities and TB Survivors, a day before the high level meeting.
Haruna said 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.