21 November 2016
Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA)
Based on the strategic direction of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) and in line with the aims of the Global Strategy, OAFLA members commit to invest in the health and empowerment of women, children and adolescents and protect their rights to healthy futures. We, the First Ladies of Africa, will advocate with national governments and multilateral organizations to actively support continental initiatives on strengthening health systems and promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and adolescent girls to exercise their reproductive rights, including access to safe, voluntary family planning services. We will mobilize resources to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services; HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; access to sexual and reproductive health and rights services for women and adolescent girls; ending child marriage and cervical cancer prevention and treatment. We will continue to collaborate with our existing partners as well as encourage the establishment of new partnerships, including with the private sector and philanthropists, to ensure that issues concerning the health, education, wellbeing and empowerment of women and adolescent girls remain central in global deliberations on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.