On April 23, the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé welcomed Ms. Patience Embele Fominyen from Radio Health International prior to her visit to the United States of America under the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). Her program is titled “Improving Health and Nutrition” and will be held in Washington, D.C.; New York City; New Orleans, Louisiana; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Atlanta, Georgia from April 27 – May 15, 2015.
Ms. Fominyen was met by Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II and Cultural Affairs Specialist Gladys Viban, who lauded her engagement in promoting women’s health and empowerment, and her efforts to expand greater opportunities for women and girls. “As President Obama has said, all nations which seek to develop, including the United States, must welcome the immense contributions and talents of women. Your talent at Radio Health International – together with your dynamic colleagues – is making tremendous contributions for the benefit of Cameroonian women. We are honored that you accepted our invitation to visit the United States, where you will expand further your network of professional contacts with colleagues from the U.S. and your fellow IVLP participants from other nations. We commend your leadership and dedication to join Cameroonians from all sectors to promote the health, economic development, and rights of all women and girls,” Mr. Quiroz said.
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The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States. See more at: http://eca.state.gov/ivlp#sthash.A1YevM7G.dpuf.