African First Ladies, Government Officials Meet In Los Angeles For Health Summit

“Government representatives and leaders associated with international non-profit organizations, business and medical research convened in Los Angeles Tuesday and Wednesday at the second African First Ladies Health Summit to expand on their efforts to improve the life prospects of women and children on the continent,” the Los Angeles Wave reports. “The visiting delegations at the conference … included first ladies, second ladies and government representatives from many countries — Ghana, Gabon, Nigeria, Congo, Guinea, Congo-Brazzaville, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia and Angola among them,” the news service writes, adding, “International agencies such as the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the African Union Commission to the United States took part” (Alemoru, 4/3). The summit participants “are voicing their concerns for the health and welfare of the women and children in their countries,” VOA News writes (Lee, 4/3). They are “committed to promoting the U.N. Secretary General’s ‘Every Woman Every Child’ campaign for definitive action to complement each nation’s priorities and vision for a better future for women and children,” according to The Zimbabwean (4/3).