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UNFPA Rwanda Representative bids farewell to the First Lady

Mrs. Therese Zeba, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Resident Representative of Rwanda Country Office paid a courtesy call to bid farewell to the First Lady Tuesday November 17, ending a-two and half tenure as the head of the agency in Rwanda.

Her Excellency Jeannette Kagame, appreciated Mrs. Zeba for the excellence of the collaboration between Imbuto foundation and UNFPA and for having played a leading role to align UNFPA assistance to national goals. She commended her for the partnership that exist between UN family and Imbuto foundation. The First Lady wished her success as she takes new responsibilities.

UNFPA is one of the organizations that partner with Imbuto foundation in the realization of the Youth Forums series, the prevention of maternal deaths trough high level advocacy and policy dialogue such as the White Ribbon Alliance for safe Motherhood.

"I have enjoyed working in Rwanda because of the enabling environment created by the country leaders through their vision, commitment to population issues and good governance in bringing the social and economic development to the people that they lead," says Mrs. Zeba, the outgoing UNFPA Resident Representative. "I have learnt a lot from them", she adds.

UNFPA is supporting the government of Rwanda effort in reducing maternal deaths, promoting young people development rights, Sexual and Reproductive health, population and development issues as well as gender mainstreaming and women empowerment.

Mrs Zeba, thanked the first Lady of Rwanda for her availability and support to the above programmes.
The outgoing Resident Representative is reassigned as UNFPA Resident Representative in Central African Republic.

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