Seventh edition of the International Stop Cervical Cancer in Africa Conference, jointly organised by the Forum of African First Ladies Against Breast and Cervical Cancer and the Princess Nikky Onyeri Breast Cancer Foundation.
|The opening ceremony was attended by about 1000 people.|
|and we were two of them.|
|There was some cultural activity during the breaks.|
|Before getting back to the job of listening to what people had to say.|
The idea was that the first ladies joined forces with researchers, health professionals, representatives from multilateral organisations, politicians and activists to share knowledge, forge alliances and promote strategies to improve the prevention and treatment of various female cancers - according to the conference handout.
We were there to 'network' as well as meet a few people who had been introduced to Mercy Air in the US including one Doctor from Seattle, USA whom we brought back to visit Mercy Air afterwards.
|There were a number of displays|
|That were really more of interest to Cathy!|
|The one evening we saw a full moon rise over the Bay of Maputo|
|and tried in some vain way to contain it.|
On the final day we had a quick tour of the city including the old fort and then the railway station built by Gustave Eiffel in 1910. This had a quaint old world feel to it and was reminiscent of scenes from Murder on the Orient Express.
The station was featured in the film Blood Diamond with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Mercy Air Team