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Visiting Lounge of the Eurasian Women’s Forum

7 December 2022
Выездная гостиная Евразийского женского форума

On 6 December, the Eurasian Women’s Forum hosted a visiting lounge entitled ‘Women’s Health, Wellbeing of the Nation’ in Moscow. Auxillia Mnangagwa, the head of The Angel of Hope Foundation and the wife of the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe attended the event that was organized by the Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum with the support from the Roscongress Foundation. 

Participants of the event discussed multilateral cooperation between Russia and Africa in the field of public health, new approaches to medical care provision, health saving technologies, and tools to promote healthy lifestyles. Another topic for discussion was the development of an educational medical prevention programme for women from Zimbabwe. The Angel of Hope Foundation, under the leadership of Auxillia Mnangagwa, promotes education and medical care for underprivileged families and assists women in difficult life situations. 

During the meeting, Mrs. Mnangagwa said: “My charity foundation The Angel of Hope does a lot of work in diagnostics and prevention of different diseases, including cancer, but by working in partnership with Russia, we can achieve better results. Making medicines, diagnostics, and therapy more accessible is our top priority. I thank Russia for its help.”

They also discussed further participation of the African delegation in the business programme of the upcoming major Russian forums, including the Eurasian Women’s Forum “Women’s Health, Wellbeing of the Nation” and the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, where the implementation of social programmes aimed at maintaining the health of nations will be discussed. They include programmes to support maternity and women’s health. 

“I believe that sharing experience in the successful implementation of social programmes and projects aimed at improving the quality of life of Russian and African citizens will have a positive impact on deepening partnerships and the formation of joint social initiatives,” said Galina Karelova, Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. 

The event was attended by Galina Karelova, Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Tatiana Yakovleva, First Deputy Head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency; Olga Zabralova, First Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy; Oksana Drapkina, Director of the National Medical Research Centre for Therapy and Preventive Medicine of the Russian Ministry of Health, Head of the ‘Women’s Health, Wellbeing of the Nation’; Anastasia Stolkova, First Deputy CEO for Development, Roscongress Foundation, Head of the ‘Women for a Healthy Society’ Project; Elena Zhidkova, Head of the Central Directorate of Health Anastasia f Russian Railways, and others.

From the Republic of Zimbabwe, the meeting was also attended by Muponisi Dzapasi, Chargé d'affaires ad interim of the Republic of Zimbabwe to Russia; Stephen Banda, Director of Health Planning and Economic Policy, Ministry of Health and Children Affairs; Rebecca Kavia, Director of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Higher Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development; Mbendera Memori, Chief Adviser for Youth Affairs and Empowerment, Ministry of Youth, Sport and Action; Venus Muschinga, Advisor on noncommunicable diseases at the Ministry of Health and Children’s Affairs. 

Russia–Africa Summit and Economic Forum will be held in St. Petersburg in July 2023.