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    Nigeria’s First Lady to address UNGA’s meeting on Tuberculosis

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria)

    Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, will address the General Assembly of the United Nation’s High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis on Wednesday in New York.

    Mrs. Buhari, who has arrived in New York on Monday with her husband for the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, will address issues of increased political commitment, funding and robust partnerships in combatting the disease.

    The event will be preceded on the 25th September by a Gala Dinner, organized to celebrate Global TB Champions, Celebrities and TB Survivors, where she will also make some remarks.

    The 21st Summit of the Organization of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA) General Assembly which could not hold in Mauritania earlier in the year will hold during the meeting of the General Assembly.

    The Nigerian First Lady will also address the session on Tuberculosis.

    On the sidelines of the 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.


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