𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐫. 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐚𝐝𝐚 𝐁𝐢𝐨

𝐁𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧, 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚

On the afternoon of April 30th, 2024, Her Excellency Dr. Fatima Maada Bio received three esteemed Harvard professors; Professor Fatema Z Sumar, the Executive Director at the Harvard Center for International Development, Dr. Jesse B. Bump, Executive Director of the Takemi Program in International Health and a lecturer on Global Health Policy in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Asim Khwaja, the Director of Center for International Development(CID) at Harvard University.

Harvard University is one of the World’s Leading academic institutions. Also known as the Crimson, this epitome of learning is composed of ten academic faculties and the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers study in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic disciplines, and other faculties offer only graduate degrees, including professional degree programs.

The meeting signified a milestone in the exchange of knowledge and shared expertise on Health and the Public Health Landscape. The discussions included an intellectual diversity into final preparations ahead of Her Excellency’s participation as an honoured guest and speaker at the Global Empowerment Meeting (GEM24 Firechat), themed: “Breaking Barriers for Women and Girls”, organized at the Harvard Arts Museums.

Being her second official visit to Harvard University, the First Lady graciously received and interacted with the University Professors and engaged them on several issues including the importance of Public and Global Health, while they also discussed a shared interest in fostering Global Public Health amongst poor and less privileged communities.


Strategic Communications Division,

Office of the First Lady,

Republic of Sierra Leone.

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