December 27, 2022

“It’s My Utmost Wish to see Eritrea get International Recognition for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Shortly” Madam Therese U. Poirier

Interview conducted by: Ruth Abraham

Our guest today is Madam Therese U. Poirier, UNAIDS country representative in Er­itrea. Madam Poirier has com­pleted her three-year term and is leaving Eritrea on January 1, 2023. The interview focuses on her professional and personal experiences in Eritrea.

Thank you for being with us. Please introduce yourself to our audience.
This is an honor that I don’t take for granted. Thank you very much. My name is Madam Therese Poirier. I am a Rwandese- Canadian and a mother of two. I have over 30 years of progressive leadership experience in interna­tional development. I started my journey working with grass root community development in my native Rwanda. Later on I moved around many countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America (Canada). Before join­ing UNAIDS, I was working as a diplomat for the Canadian gov­ernment working with regional and pan African…


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