H.E. Madam Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo

 

First Lady of the Republic of Ghana

 
Her Excellency Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo is a passionate philanthropistwith a keen interest for issues that impact women and children. She is a foundingmember and Chairperson of the charity organisation Infanta Malaria PreventionFoundation, which was established in 2005 to support national efforts to reducemalaria infections in infants and young children.As First Lady, she has established The Rebecca Foundation, with a focuson improving the well-being of Ghanaian women and children, through theimplementation of sustainable, collaborative and high impact social interventions.She is the Premier Ambassador of Ghana for HIV Advocacy, Elimination of Motherto Child HIV Transmission and Keeping Mothers Alive as well as Empowermentof Young Women and Adolescent Girls in Ghana. She is committed to ensure thatAfrica is free from HIV and AIDS, maternal and child mortality.She is a patron of Cancer Voices, a coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations,against all cancers and champions interventions to support childhood cancersurvivors and their families. Mrs Akufo- Addo is a strong advocate for genderequity and the empowerment of women and adolescent girls.