28 February 2013

Zambia: First Lady in SA for Health Summit

First Lady Christine Kaseba has arrived in South Africa to attend the Global Business Coalition on Health (GBCHealth) member meeting that was scheduled to start in Johannesburg yesterday.

Speaking during an interview in Pretoria yesterday, Dr Kaseba said she hoped the various business partners would put their resources together in mitigating the negative impacts of maternal health.

Dr Kaseba said the companies being represented at the meeting should come up with a strategic plan on how they would attract funding from donors.

The First Lady was hopeful the meeting would have a broadest understanding of private/public partnerships so that companies could form a coalition of partners putting together their resources and working through governments to contribute to the health of not only South Africa but Zambia as well.

Dr Kaseba would be the guest speaker at the Global Business Coalition on Health meeting and Parks Tau, the executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg would be part of the team that would drive global health in Southern Africa.

The meeting was scheduled to start at 12:00 hours yesterday and would be hosted by De Beers.

The robust discussions would include member companies, multilaterals and government leaders on emerging health trends and how they would impact the decisions and actions of today's' business leaders.

GBC Health would also unveil its priorities for 2013 for the Southern African region.

Other speakers would include Dr Ahmed Megan,UNICEF Country Representative from Lesotho, Dr Kaka Mudambo, Regional Coordinator, Southern African Regional Network.

And Dr Kaseba was last evening expected to attend a dinner hosted for her by South African First Lady Bongi Ngema Zuma. ZANIS.

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