With a mission, to provide the highest quality of opportunities and experiences to African designers, the African Fashion Fund (AFF) has announced names of five new board members who have joined the organisation to nurture more successful African designers in the global fashion industry and luxury market.
Appointed in May 2019, the new board members bring diverse expertise and reputation in the global fashion industry, as well as immense contribution to the luxury industry in Africa, as in line with AFF’s mission to develop the fashion industry in Africa and the diaspora.
The new board members include: deputy director of Vogue Italia and head of Vogue Talents, Sara Sozzani Maino, fashion business consultant, Julie Gilhart, Deputy Chairman of Accademia Costume & Moda, Lupo Lanzara, bestselling author, gifted songwriter and radio/television host, Michelle Mckinney Hammond and CEO of Paris London New York Events & Publishing, Sheikha Hend Faisal Al Qassimi.
According to the founder of the African Fashion Fund, Roberta Annan, her team is excited to welcome and work with these board members and she is very optimistic about the future of African fashion.
More information about the board members are available on: http://africanfashionfund.org/board-members/
The Africa Fashion Fund is an organization that empowers fashion designers from Africa and its diaspora to succeed in the global fashion industry and market. By providing designers with educational opportunities in partnership with established players in the fashion industry, AFF supports African designers’ professional success.
The African Fashion Fund (AFF) recently collaborated with the UN ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) to launch a 100million Euro fund known as the Impact Fund For African Creatives (IFFAC). Through the fund, an accelerator program has also been launched to support emerging African brands with application for submissions open on iffa-c.com.
PHOTOS: Glam Africa Magazine Releases Actor Juliet Ibrahim’s Shoot for Big Beauty.
Leading lifestyle magazine on the African Continent, GLAM Africa Magazine has featured beautiful Ghanaian accomplished Actor, producer and philanthropist, Juliet Ibrahim as the face of its periodic publication containing pictures, stories and articles of interest to patrons.
In Glam Africa’s latest edition titled ‘Big Beauty’ Juliet Ibrahim discusses balancing motherhood, philanthropy, acting and how she looks fabulous doing it all. This Ghanaian A-lister; award-winning producer, actor and philanthropist made her mark in the Ghanaian movie industry nearly 15 years ago.
Her journey to stardom began in 2004 when she won a beauty contest and was called in for an audition that she aced for her first role in the movie, Crime to Christ.
In the interview, Juliet shares her struggle being in a male-dominated industry and her inspiration to set up the Juliet Ibrahim foundation which helps people suffering from kidney related diseases and Ebola. With everything she has going on she also talks about how she manages family time with her son Jayden.
Other highlights in this edition of Glam Africa magazine include the latest fashion and beauty trends for a fresh summer look, the best makeup palettes for that pop of colour this season as well as a hard-hitting discussion on colourism and what it means to be a dark-skinned woman, especially in the media industry.
Glam Africa is a dynamic media platform that connects readers to African style and trends. We deliver live, online and print news to keep you updated on the the latest in African fashion, beauty, expert knowledge, celebrities, entertainment and inspirational videos.
With teams operating in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana as a multi-platform.
GLAM AFRICA is fast making its mark as the first source ensuring readers and viewers all over the world, keep updated with what's new on the African scene.
Glam Africa magazine is available at W H Smith, Shoprite, Checkers or online at www.glamafrica.com/magazine . Follow Glam Africa on social media Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube @GLAMAFRICAMAG
Watch the fun video of Juliet behind the scene of her cover shoot on the Glam Africa Youtube Channel;
First Lady Donates Hospital Equipments To Health Facilities, Commissions Nature’s Cure Centre.
The First Lady of the Republic, H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo in collaboration has donated assorted hospital equipment for various health facilities across the country, including the Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
The donations follows requests made by these institutions to the Rebecca Foundation, for emergency assistance to augment their inadequate and obsolete medical equipment.
The institutions were presented with medical equipments, including several hospital beds, wheel chairs, ultrasound machines, microscopes, defibrillators, incubators, microwave ovens refrigerators and a lung machine for the Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Making the donations, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and Executive Director of The Rebecca Foundation, H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo expressed optimism that the equipment will enhance health delivery in the beneficiary institutions, stating that the donations were made in line with outcomes of vetting of requests for assistance, put in by the various institutions to The Rebecca Foundation.
The First lady urged corporate Institutions and non-governmental institutions to turn their attention to augmenting government’s effort to re-equip health facilities across the country by making conscious effort to seek the needs of health facilities especially in rural communities and extend their benevolence to them.
She stated that, while some well-to-do in big cities could access all manner of health deliveries at any time, it was always heart-wrenching to witness or hear of the passing of another, because of lack of basic hospital equipment; a situation which motivated her to procure and distribute the equipment.
Among the beneficiary institutions are government health facilities, mission health centers, municipal assemblies and constituencies. They include Wenchi Municipal Assembly, Savelugu Municipal Assembly, Shai Osudoku. Others are Obuasi West Constituency, Dormaa West Constituency, Okaikoi Central Constituency, Upper West Akim Constituency, Fanteakwa South Constituency and Atiwa West Constituency. The rest are Adentan Municipal Health Directorate, Techiman Holy Government Hospital and the Cardiothoracic Centre, Korle Bu Hospital.
On behalf of beneficiary organisations, Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa South Constituency, Hon. Kofi Okyere-Agyekum thanked Mrs. Akufo-Addo and The Rebecca Foundation for their timely kind gesture adding that, they were particularly elated that the First Lady and her Organisation had turned their focus to “smaller” health institutions in relatively remote areas to offer assistance.
The Member of Parliament, Hon. Kofi Okyere-Agyekum charged beneficiary institutions to use the donated equipment with care to ensure their longevity and optimum use for their intended beneficiaries.
Earlier, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. called for greater integration of homeopathic and conventional medicine to enhance efficiency in medical treatments while making it more affordable to the ordinary person.
Mrs. Akufo-Addo made the remarks when she commissioned the new Nature’s Cure centre, a division of Impact Diagnostic Centre, in Accra yesterday .
Addressing distinguished invited guests at the short ceremony, Mrs Akufo-Addo said while alternative medicinal treatments like homeopathy which was popular in the twentieth century died down, the numerous benefits directly linked with the practice has created a wave of interest, with more and more people resorting to alternative medicine or as complementary to orthodox medicine.
She observed that even though alternative medicines consistently receives some criticisms for being backwards and sometimes unreliable, its proven efficacy at treating many medical conditions has compelled its garnering of more followers.
The First Lady expressed optimism that with the establishment of the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Directorate at the Ministry of Health, which provides guidance and direction for the practice in Ghana, more Ghanaians will feel comfortable and ready to resort to homeopathy and other alternative medications to conventional medicines, and where necessary consider an integrative approach to medical treatment.
“Already”, she said Health facilities like LEKMA, Police Hospital, Komfo Anokye and La Polyclinic are already running pilot projects, incorporating alternative medicine with conventional medicine.
Mrs Akufo-Addo congratulated the management of Nature’s Cure Centre for their determination to enhance confidence in homeopathy as an alternative medicine, through responsible and professional practice, stating that it is in line with government’s objective to provide safe comprehensive health services to Ghanaians.
Group CEO of Impact Medical and Diagnostic Centre , Dashen opticians and Nature’s Cure, Mrs Aku Sika Bediako said the facility is resourced with homeopathic specialists who have been in the practice for decades and so are conversant with the professional administering of homeopathy as an alternative medication to conventional medicine.
A Specialist in Hahnermann Homeopathy, Dr. Heinz Hubber advocated more practice of alternative medication, stating that in the absence of mechanical emergencies such as broken bones or displaced spine discs; homeopathy was a better alternative medication as its side effects are minimal and cost of administering it, less expensive.
Lactic Acid: What Is It?
Lactic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that can be produced both chemically or naturally during fermentation.
Some of alpha hydroxy acids are Citric acid in citrus fruits, Glycolic acid in sugar cane, Malic acid in apples, Tartaric acid in grapes, Lactic acid in sour milk & tomato juice.
Although measurement of lactate levels is not a test without faults, it is still a valuable tool in the early recognition of bacterial infections of various body cavities and can assist in the differentiation between infectious and noninfectious conditions.
The following symptoms are associated with too much lactic acid in the body:
• Feelings of extreme fatigue and weakness during exercise
• Nausea and vomiting
• Muscle cramps
• Shortness of breath
• Yellowing of the eyes and skin
Alicia Burke – Model Of The Week.
Alicia Burke is a Jamaican fashion model. Having aspired to become a model ever since she was a little girl, she is known for walking the ramp for big names such as Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, and Stella McCartney. Alicia has a strongly growing fan base on social media with over 40k followers on Instagram.
She made her fashion show debut in the Bora Aksu F/W 16 Show. Alicia has done endorsement work for brands like –
• Polo Ralph Lauren
• Bobbi Brown
• Laura Mercier Beauty
• Tom Ford
• Nars Orgasm
• Lips To Style
She has also been featured on the covers of famous magazines like Italian Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She has also been featured in French Vogue.
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