Going the Whole Nine Yards: What Is Needed for an Africa Free of AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
The speakers will discuss the effectiveness and benefits that have accrued to Africa since the fund was established and the continuing need to have a fully funded Global Fund.
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In conjunction with the Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund, the Africa Program is co-hosting the conference, “Going the Whole Nine Yards: What Is Needed for an Africa Free of AIDS, TB, and Malaria,” which will take place in the Wilson Center’s 6th floor Flom Auditorium. The effectiveness and benefits that have accrued to Africa since the fund was established and the continuing need to have a fully operational Global Fund will be discussed. At this tipping point in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, the Wilson Center's Africa Program and Friends Africa believe that amplifying the voices of leading advocates in the fight for an African continent free of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria is crucial to garner support towards meeting the replenishment target of 15 billion USD.
This event will feature introductory remarks from Michael Van Dusen, Executive Vice President and COO of The Wilson Center. The discussion will include: H.E. Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda; H.E. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba, Founder and CEO of Friends Africa, and Steve McDonald will co-moderate the event.
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Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba
Michael Van Dusen
Former Senior Advisor to the President for Alumni Relations, Woodrow Wilson Center; Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Woodrow Wilson Center
The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our Africa Up Close blog, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations. Read more