Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi: helping fight AIDS and STIs in Africa

"His contribution will save the lives of millions in Africa - children, young and adults"
Dr Yegeremu Abebe, Chairman, ICASA 2011

An Event of Global Importance

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region most heavily affected by HIV. In 2010 an estimated 68% of all people with HIV lived in sub-Saharan Africa, a region with only 12% of the global population. The issue affects the general health and well-being of the region, as well as that of individuals.

Present at the conference were key speakers from the Global Fund, UNAIDS, the US Global AIDS coordination office, the World Bank and the African Development Bank.

At the official opening, H.E. Ato Kuma Demekisa expressed a warm welcome to the delegates including former American President Mr. George Bush Jr. who addressed the gathering.

Mr. Bush was recognized with an Award, presented by Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, for his support in the global response to HIV and AIDS.

What Mohammed Al Amoudi Provided

Mohammed Al Amoudi provided in excess of $15 million for the entire infrastructure for the conference, including all the necessary materials and expertise to upgrade the Millennium Hall, an exhibition centre, a delegate village for the conference, a media centre and 17 halls enabling 14 sessions and workshops to be held simultaneously.

The purchase cost alone of materials was €4 million and the aluminium required was imported at the Mohammed’s expense from Europe. Everything was assembled in the remarkably short time of two months.

This included: all the necessary materials and expertise (from outside Ethiopia) to upgrade the Millennium Hall, an exhibition centre, a community village for the conference, the media centre and 17 halls enabling 14 sessions and workshops to be held simultaneously.

Conference Pictures

The facilities for the 16th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) held in December 2011 in Addis Ababa were made possible by Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi. This section provides a number of photographs of the facilities and of the Conference.

In addition to international standard conference facilities that hosted global dignitaries, Mohammed provided a world class media centre.  Mohammed Al Amoudi’s corporate resources were deployed to support an important public health initiative for his home country, Ethiopia, and Africa as a whole.

 

 

Mohammed Al Amoudi & ICASA 2011

When asked to support the 16th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2011) in Addis Ababa, Mohammed Al Amoudi did not hesitate.  Long involved in the fight against AIDS in Africa, Mohammed had already committed funds to the Clinton Foundation in this area.

ICASA chairman Dr. Yegeremu Abebe says on the record that the Conference could not have taken place without Mr Al Amoudi.  He adds: ‘no business leader in Africa has contributed so much for HIV response in Africa’.

Mohammed Al Amoudi provided $15 million for the full infrastructure for the conference, including all the necessary materials and expertise to upgrade the Millennium Hall, an exhibition centre, a delegate village, a media centre and 17 halls enabling 14 sessions and workshops to be held simultaneously.

The purchase cost of materials was €4 million alone and the aluminium required was imported at Mohammed’s expense from Europe.