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Event Honoring African Health Leaders, President Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center






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Event Honoring African Health Leaders, President Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center


Join co-hosts Global Health Progress and ONE, as well as members of Congress, the African Diplomatic Corps and representatives from NGOs, foundations and the business community on Wednesday, April 22 as they welcome a delegation of senior African health officials to Washington, DC.  The delegation will present a tribute to President Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center for pioneering contributions to fighting neglected tropical diseases in Africa.


The delegation of 15 health officials visiting Washington include representatives from the African Union, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.  The delegates will be meeting with diverse stakeholders in global health, including government officials, elected officials, NGOs, foundations and the business community to explore strategies to sustain recent gains in US global health commitments and discuss new public-private partnership models to address Africa’s disease burden and critical health challenges.


What:             Event Honoring African Health Leaders and the Carter Center
Reserve Officers Association Building

                   One Constitution Avenue, NE

                        Washington, DC


When:            Wednesday, April 22

                        6:00 to 8:00pm


Who:               Among the participating global health leaders will be members of Congress, members of the African Diplomatic Corps and leaders from Global Health Progress, ONE, the Carter Center and other health stakeholders.


RSVP:             Contact Priscilla Ring VanderVeer at pvanderveer@apcoworldwide.com or 202-778-1036.


For more information about this event, visit www.globalhealthprogress.org.


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