KENYAN FIRST LADY IN AMSTERDAM FOR INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE

NAIROBI– Kenyan First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has left for the Netherlands to attend the International AIDS Conference being held in Amsterdam from this Monday to Friday.

The biennial AIDS conference, now in its 22nd year, is the world’s largest meeting on any single global health issue and is being held at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. The theme of this year’s conference is Breaking barriers: Building bridges.

The theme resonates well with the global Universal Health Care (UHC) system and which is a key deliverable of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big-4 development agenda.

The First Lady was received on arrival Sunday at the Schiphol International Airport by the acting Charge d’Affaires at the Kenyan Embassy in the Netherlands, Rose Sumbeiywo, and other embassy staff.

She is attending the conference in her capacity as of the highly successful Beyond Zero initiative whose mandate include HIV/AIDS control and the promotion of maternal, newborn and child health.

She will address one of the plenary sessions at which she will touch on opportunities for leveraging leadership for the elimination of Mother-To-Child-Transmission (eMTCT) of the HIV virus, giving the example of Kenya and the commitment to action through the Beyond Zero campaign.

The five-year Beyond Zero platform, which was launched in 2014, is designed to provide high-level leadership in ending new infections among children, reducing maternal, child and newborn deaths.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK