The sixth edition of the Public Affairs Section’s (PAS) Hello, America! radio program featured PEPFAR Coordinator Cathy Nguyen. The program was done in partnership with Radio Al Bayane, reaching thousands nationwide, as well as a live studio audience of 50 university students.
Highlights from the program included Kathy sharing the professional path that led to her current position and touched on themes that affect women differently, such as struggling with work-life balance and lack of opportunities for women in certain sectors. This was also a great opportunity to do some education with the public about HIV and AIDS and the current context in Cote d’Ivoire, where women are disproportionately affected.
Through this encounter, PAS Abidjan presented a U.S. diplomat to the Ivoirian public, while also presenting key health messages and how the U.S is partnering with the Ivoirian government to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.