About Us

In 2002, First Ladies of Africa came together to form the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA), with the objective to be a united voice for Africa’s most susceptible citizens; women and children living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Along the years, OAFLA has evolved to become an institution that is able to offer a continent-wide leadership in terms of advocacy in the areas of HIV and a broad range of maternal and child health intervention.

Theme of the year 2020

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment: A Pathway to the Africa We Want

Our Partners

The Organization of African First Ladies for Development partners with like-minded organizations in order to promote collaborative work and encourage stakeholders’ commitment to development programs.


Latest News

Donations from the First Lady of China to fight COVID19

The First Lady of China, H.E Prof Peng Liyuan, sent medical supplies to African countries through OAFLAD to support the fight against COVID19 in Africa.

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About the call to action

At the High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases at the UN General Assembly in 2018 my predecessor Her Excellency Madame Sika Kaboré, First Lady of Burkina Faso launched the vision of an OAFLAD road map to address women’s cancers in Africa.

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Free To Shine

The Free To Shine campaign is led by the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) and the African Union. The campaign reinforces the political commitment of African nations to end childhood AIDS and keep mothers healthy.

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Free to Shine


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