Aisha Buhari speaks at African First Ladies summit

African first ladies across the world are in New York to assess and modify effective means of contributing to the Millenium Development Goals and new  perspectives on HIV & AIDS.

Wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Buhari, represented by the wife of the Senate President,  Toyin Saraki, at the event, said that in the eye of the current insurgency and the lack of adequate health care for women and children that had been affected by the insurgency and had to live in Internally Displaced Persons’ camps, the need for health care became paramount.

She affirmed the need to continually do more, especially in the areas of maternal health and child mortality.

The issues of investing adequately in women and girls in the context of the post 2015 agenda was addressed by the executive director of UNFPA,  Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, who said girl child education remained key to the development framework all over Africa.