First Lady of the Republic of Ghana
Her Excellency Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo is a passionate philanthropist with a keen interest in issues that impact women and children. She is a founding member and Chairperson of the charity organisation Infanta Malaria PreventionFoundation, which was established in 2005 to support national efforts to reduce malaria infections in infants and young children. As First Lady, she has established The Rebecca Foundation, with a focus on improving the well-being of Ghanaian women and children, through the implementation of sustainable, collaborative, and high impact social interventions. She is the Premier Ambassador of Ghana for HIV Advocacy, Elimination of Mother to Child HIV Transmission and Keeping Mothers Alive as well as Empowerment of Young Women and Adolescent Girls in Ghana. She is committed to ensure that Africa is free from HIV and AIDS, maternal and child mortality. She is a patron of Cancer Voices, a coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations, against all cancers and champions interventions to support childhood cancer survivors and their families. Mrs. Akufo- Addo is a strong advocate for gender equity and the empowerment of women and adolescent girls.