Aisha Buhari departs for UN General Assembly in New York to seek funding against tuberculosis

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Wife of  the Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, would depart Nigeria on Sunday for the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York alongside President Muhammadu Buhari.

“While in New York, Mrs. Buhari will address the General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, where she will speak to issues of increased political commitment, funding and robust partnerships on the 26thSeptember, 2018,” her spokesman said in a statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC. 

The event will be preceded on the 25 September by a Gala Dinner organized to celebrate Global TB Champions, Celebrities and TB Survivors, where Mrs Buhari is billed to present inspiring remarks.

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The 21 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.

It would be recalled that 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.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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