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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