First Lady of Niger
Her Excellency Mrs. Hadjia Laraba Tandja has been the First Lady of Niger since her husband President Tandja Mamadou took office in 1999. Mrs. Tandja is the Founder and President of the Fondation Magama, whose main objective is to fight poverty in Niger through the protection of women and children. The Foundation’s activities include conducting campaigns on the prevention of HIV/AIDS, encouraging vaccinations, and providing assistance to fistulous women and the handicapped. The Foundation also strives to form strategic alliances with NGOs and associations working in the field. Mrs. Tandja is particularly interested in the protection of vulnerable women and children, addressing HIV/AIDS, and fighting illiteracy and prejudice. She has also attended recent conferences on pan-African cooperation, obstetric and neonatal care, and HIV/AIDS prevention among street children. Mrs. Tandja is the current Chair Lady of African Synergy.