The First Lady of the Republic of Haiti attends a conference organized by SCLAN

The First Lady of the Republic of Haiti, Mrs. Martine Moïse attended a special conference on access and equity in health for adolescents, children and women. Organized by the Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN), this conference took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly.

On Tuesday,  September 24, 2019, at the initiative of the Chair of the CARICOM Leaders Action Network and spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, SCLAN organized a special conference. This conference aimed to sensibilize and encourage First Ladies and Wives of CARICOM Leaders to advocate for support programs  that ensure access and equity in health, and the well-being of women, adolescents and children in their respective countries and around the world.

Under the theme: "Ensuring Access and Equity in Health for Adolescents, Children and Women", the conference brought together the various First Ladies and Spouses of CARICOM Heads of Government, representatives of the private sector and the United Nations. This initiative strengthened exchanges and debates on various areas and topics that dominate the news around the world such as: reducing gender-based violence, early pregnancy, cervical cancer, HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Being very involved in the fight for the eradication of diseases like cervical cancer, HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in Haiti, Mrs. Martine Moise's participation in this conference was not only an opportunity to discuss Haiti's progress, but it was also a way to reiterate her and her country’s commitment to undertake initiatives aimed at improving access to care. 

Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN), is a dynamic and committed network group that wants to work with First Ladies from around the world, international organizations, and its partners for the improvement of the living conditions of adolescents, children and women. 

Considered as the weakest in society, women, adolescents, and children require special care for the advancement of each country. For this reason, SCLAN supports initiatives and encourages collaboration and debate between each country. SCLAN also wants to advance the common commitment of nations to take meaningful and effective actions for change and sustainable development in the world.