The free cervical and breast cancer screening programme by the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has emerged as one of the best models for first ladies in Africa.
Despite limited resources, the programme has managed to benefit marginalised communities and is serving as an important health delivery blue-print on the continent.
The Organisation for African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) has created an opportunity for first ladies to introspect on their humanitarian and social activities within their countries.
In Zimbabwe thousands of people have already been screened through a programme championed by the First Lady.
“We have done a lot in Zimbabwe and I am happy that we are way ahead of other countries in terms of my activities back home. What we want now is to ensure all those who have been screened get access to free treatment for our people,” Amai Mnangagwa said.
The First Lady noted the need for continuous educational campaigns to ensure every Zimbabwean is empowered while affirming her commitment to working with vulnerable groups.
The round table meeting among the first ladies saw deliberations on the selection of leadership for OAFLAD and rotation of leadership.
First ladies have proved to be effective in terms of advocacy and if supported they can do wonders on their respective countries.