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2010 Regional Ministerial Meeting
on “Women and Health”

12-13 January 2010
Dakar, Senegal

PRESENTATIONS

  Opening Session
 

Welcoming remarks:

 

H.E. Ms. Ndèye Khady Diop, Senior Minister, Minister of Family, Food Security, Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Republic of Senegal, Dakar

  Opening remarks:
  H.E. Ms. Sylvie Lucas, President, United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations, New York (English / French)
  Ms. Rachel N. Mayanja, Assistant Secretary-General, Special Advisor on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women, UNDESA, New York
 

Dr. Isabelle de Zoysa, Senior Advisor, Family and Community Health, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

 

Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, delivered by Dr. Monique Rakotomalala, Director, African Center for Gender and Social Development (ACGS), Addis Ababa

  Keynote address: Address by H.E. Mr. Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye, Prime Minister of the Republic of Senegal, Dakar
  Session I: Maternal Health
  Keyote addrss: H.E. Mr. Modou Diagne Fada, Minister of Healthcare and Prevention, Republic of Senegal, Dakar
  Dr. Isabelle de Zoysa, Senior Advisor, Family and Community Health, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva
 

Dr. Faustin Yao, Director, Sub-Regional Office for West and Central Africa, UNFPA, Dakar

  Dr. Jemima Dennis-Antwi, Regional Adviser for Anglophone Africa, International Confederation of Midwives, Accra
  Session II: Women, girls and HIV/AIDS
 

Moderator: Ms. Meskerem Grunitzky Bekele, Regional Director, UNAIDS

 

Dr. Ibra Ndoye, Executive Secretary, National Council of the Fight Against AIDS, Senegal

  Mr. James Kamau, Executive Director, Kenya Treatment Access Movement-KETAM, Nairobi
  Ms. Juliet Tembe, Chair of the AIDS Support Organization (TASO), Kampala
  Ms. Mary Crewe, Director, Centre for the Study of AIDS, University of Pretoria
  Mr. Wasai Jacob Nanjakululu, Director, Global HIV and AIDS Programme, Oxfam GB Global Centre of Learning on HIV and AIDS, Pretoria
  Session III: Empowering women to improve their health
 

Moderator: Ms. Souad Abdennebi-Abderrahim, Regional Advisor for the Promotion of Women’s Human and Legal Rights, African Center for Gender and Social Development

  H.E. Mrs. Mamatou Meba Bio Djossou, Minister of Family and National Solidarity, Benin, Porto-Novo
 

H.E. Ms. Ndèye Khady Diop, Senior Minister, Minister of Family, Food Security, Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Republic of Senegal, Dakar

  Ms. Rachel Mayanja, Assistant Secretary-General, Special Advisor on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women, UNDESA, New Yorkhttp://www.un.org/ecosoc/president/corner/index_new.html
  Ms. Catherine Mumma, Senior Programmes Adviser, Kenya Legal and Ethical Network on HIV, Nairobi
  Ms. Fatime Ndiaye, Senior Gender Specialist, ILO Bureau for Gender Equality, Dakar
  Ms. Nestorine Campaore, Executive Director, Centre for Research and Intervention in Gender and Development, Ouagadougou
  Session IV: Initiatives and recommendations
 

Chair: H.E. Ms. Moulaty Mint ELMOCTAR, Minister of Social Affairs, Children and Family, Mauritania

 

Moderator: Dr. Faustin Yao, Director, Sub-Regional Office for West and Central Africa, UNFPA, Dakar

  Dr. Souleymane Diallo, UNICEF Representative, Cotonou
  Professor Jean Charles Moreau, Chair of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar
  Ms. Molly Melching, Executive Director, Tostan International, Dakar
  Ms. Dorothy K. Gordon, Director General, Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Accra
  Dr. Monique Rakotomalala, Director, African Center for Gender and Social Development (ACGS), Addis Ababa
  Reports from Moderators
  Session 1: Maternal Health
  Session 2: Women, girls and HIV/AIDS
  Session 3: Empowering women to improve their health
  Closing Statements:
  Closing remarks: H.E. Mr. Modou Diagne Fada, Minister of Healthcare and Prevention, Republic of Senegal, Dakar

 

 

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