PROMETRA International Greets Government Officials


PROMETRA International greets the Minister of Health of Canada, The Honourable Jane Philpott and the Deputy Minister of Health of South Africa, The Honoourable Dr. Joe Phaahla at its Networking Zone in the Global Village at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

PROMETRA International is co-hosting the Networking Zone in the Global Village with our NGO partner, International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network. The networking zone is the one component of the international AIDS conference that is free and open to the entire population. PROMETRA International has built a traditional Africa Village which welcomes all participants to the Global Village and to our continent of Africa. Over 18,000 delegates have registered for the conference. This is the second time in the history of these conferences that it has been held in Durban, South Africa. PROMETRA International is proud to have participated in the first Durban conference held in 2000.


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Conference Participants in PROMETRA’s Global Village Networking Zone African Village

Deputy Minister of Health of South AfricaDeputy Minister of Health of the Republic of South Africa visits PROMETRA International and its greeted by Dr. Sekagya and Professor Mossanda.


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PROMETRA International at 2016 International AIDS Conference

July 2016 – PROMETRA International is hosting a Networking Zone in the Global Village of the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) will offer a best-in-class programme of over 500 conference activities and sessions driven by top science and research discoveries.

PROMETRA South Africa, Professor Kenesse Mossanda and PROMETRA Uganda, Dr. Yahaya Sekagya serve as the PROMETRA coordinators and presentors during the 6th International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV & AIDS. PROMETRA erected a traditional African Village to welcome thousands of conference participants and help them understand the role of African traditional medicine plays in the solution to the AIDS epidemic. Exhibits, presentations, printed materials, participatory demonstrations and interviews with traditional healers and scientists are components of the PROMETRA Networking Zone in the Global Village. PROMETRA International will attend the International AIDS Society (IAS) Regional Meeting for Africa during the conference.

New National Chapter – PROMETRA Zimbabwe


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PROMETRA INTERNATIONAL announces new national chapter – PROMETRA Zimbabwe


PROMETRA Zimbabwe officially became the 28th national chapter within the PROMETRA International global network effective March 25, 2016. This chapter is officially recognized by the Republic of Zimbabwe as PROMETRA Zimbabwe Trust. Its founding Board of Trustees is composed of the following members: Gift Kanotangudza (Acting President), Beaven Tendai Munyengeterwa and Abel Karera.

PROMETRA Zimbabwe was founded on the premise that there is need to promote and protect the Zimbabwean and African heritage. The aim of PROMETRA Zimbabwe is to significantly contribute towards the development of a Zimbabwean society with strong cultural, traditional and spiritual values that promote the uses of traditional herbal medicines as well as rehabilitation of such for the well-being of the society. PROMETRA International also aims to advance the mission of PROMETRA International.
PROMETRA Zimbabwe will focus on the following activities:

  • Development and execution of awareness campaigns
  • Establishment of herbal farms and garden at provincial and district levels
  • Establishment of a Cultural Training center
  • Production of an online herbal dictionary in national mother languages such as Shone and Ndebele that will reinforce and promote local languages and protect cultural heritage.

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Republic of South Africa Delegation visits Andrew J Young Foundation

The Andrew J Young Foundation hosts a high level South African governmental delegation on July 8, 2015 visiting Atlanta, GA USA to discuss increasing trade and business opportunities. PROMETRA International Board members, Ambassador Andrew Young and Dr. Virginia Davis Floyd  participated in this meeting along with members of the Andrew J Young Foundation.

The South African delegation was headed by Member of Parliament Ms. Faith Muthambi; Deptuy Minister of Small Business Development, Ms. Elizabeth Thabethe;  Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Ms. Rejoice Mabudafhasi and Chief of Staff Mr. Mugivhela Rambado.  The meeting was organized by Ms. Felicia Mabuza-Suttle who is a well-known South African talk show hostess, author and entrepreneur.

South African Delegation Visit July 2015


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Back row (l to r) – Ms. Faith Muthambi, Member of SA Parliament – Ambassador Andrew Young –  Ms. Felicia Mabuza-Suttle  —  Chief of Staff Mr. Mugivhela rambado
Front row (l to r)  – Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Ms Rejoice Thizwilondi  — Deputy Minister of Small Business Development Ms. Elizabeth Thabethe

Acting Administrator of USAID visits Morehouse School of Medicine

Acting Administrator of USAID, Ambassador Lenhardt,  visit Morehouse School of Medicine and wearing a PROMETRA hat to discuss the PROMETRA FAPEG program.


PROMETRA USA BOD member Dr. Kofi Kondwani  and USAID Acting Administrator Ambassador Lenhardt

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Click here to read more about PROMETRA International’s FAPEG Right Message, Right Messenger  Ebola training program


Africa Anser to Ebola

PROMETRA International in partnership with The Andrew J Young Foundation (AJYF)  and  Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) will hold a press conferenceto announce the groundbreaking lab results of indigenous African plant-based extracts against theEbola virus on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:00am Eastern Standard Time – 14:00 GMT in Studio C of the Georgia Public Broadcasting building located at 260 14th Street, NW in Atlanta, Georgia  USA


One-On-One With African First Ladies and Spouses of Heads of State

One-On-One With African First Ladies and Spouses of Heads of State
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September 2014 – PROMETRA International Vice President, Dr. Virginia Floyd served as the moderator for the United Nations  General Assembly Side Meeting, Health Care and Education Interventions in Africa – A Conversation of Innovation and Collaboration. The gathering of African First Ladies was convened by the Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation and the TET Foundation.  Program sponsors included Medtronic, VMP Nutrition, Centre for Social Innovation, the Coca Cola Company  and Global Health Strategies.

The meeting focused on the issues of health and education and the development of effective strategies by the Offices of First Ladies throughout the continent of Africa.  Health presentations were made by Dr. Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director General Family Health, WHO Switzerland; Anuradha Gupta, Deputy Chief Executive Officer GAVI Alliance, Switzerland; Yvonne Chakka Chakka Performing Artist, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian UNICEF and Roll Back Malaria Goodwill Ambassador and MDG Envoy for Africa, South Africa; Dr. Leslie Mancuso  President & Chief Executive Officer, Jhpiego  USA; Ann McMikel Vice President – Global Partnership and Planning American Cancer Society,  USA. Education presentations were made by Jill Bishop, Director of the TET Foundation, USA  and Thomas Collette Executive Director, Education Innovation Agilix, USA.

First ladies and government representatives from Nambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Comoros, Gambia, and Rwanda made presentations on the status of health and education in their individual nations. PROMETRA International and its partners Morehouse School of Medicine and the Andrew J Young Foundation are pleased to support the efforts of the Offices of the African First Ladies.



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