Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 02:00

Special Session - Celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child 2020


Why girls' health matters now more than ever - Celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child 2020

To celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child 2020, OAFLAD, Gavi, the NCD Alliance, and UICC are co-hosting an interactive discussion to explore how we can centre the voices of girls and women in the global drive to eliminate cervical cancer.

Drawing on regional and global voices, the session will seek to understand how African countries south of the Sahara and the wider global community are accelerating their response and where we have seen success to date. We look forward to being joined by a number of African First Ladies who are championing this effort in their countries.

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21 October 2020, 13:00 - 15:00 GMT


Chair: Her Excellency Madam Auxillia Mnangagwa
First Lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe
Vice President of Organization of African First Ladies for Development

OAFLAD First Ladies

Dr Nono Simelela
Assistant Director-General for Family, Women, Children and Adolescents, World Health Organization

Ms Anuradha Gupta
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Ms Benda N. Kithaka
Co-Founder , Women4Cancer

Event Information

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), OAFLAD, GAVI, NCDA
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Thursday 13 July 2023

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