Through the Beyond Zero campaign, the Ford Foundation has strengthened its commitment to Kenyans through participation in the provision of focused interventions around HIV/AIDS control and the promotion of maternal, new-born and child health in our country.
Mr. Walker praised the First Lady for the great work she is doing for Kenyan mothers and children and said many countries around the world are already focusing on replicating the Beyond Zero model.
He added that the strategic leadership provided by the First Lady was key in creating awareness and mobilizing resources to improve the lives of Kenyans living in undeserved areas.
He pledged his organizations continued support to the Beyond Zero campaign both now and in the future.
The First Lady arrived in New York, United States of America, Wednesday, to join other world leaders for the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).The meeting is taking place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9th to 20th March 2015. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are attending the session.
The main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women.