The decision of OAFLA to engage into maternal neonatal and child health has been mainly justified by the dire need implied by the statistical evidence. Many women are dying from pregnancy-related causes on our continent. It is estimated that on average 450 women die every day from pregnancy-related causes. More than half of maternal deaths occur in sub- Saharan Africa1. The well-being of the mother is key to insuring the survival of the child, because it was found out that children who lost their mothers are less likely to celebrate their second birthday.
H.E Dr Nana Lordina Mahama
First Lady of the Republic of Ghana
OAFLA PRESIDENT (2015-2017)
Upon my election into office as President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) on 15th June 2015, I called on my sister First Ladies to join hands with me; to strive to achieve our common vision of making Africa a continent free from HIV and AIDS, maternal and child mortality; and a place where women and girls are empowered to enjoy equal rights and opportunities.