ISNA Delegation Meets President of Senegal, Plans for 2014 Religious Freedom Conference
Imam Magid, president of ISNA, has met with President Sall twice this year. Last week’s meeting marks the continuation of previous discussions, where President Sall further emphasized his commitment to hosting a conference in Senegal in early 2014. The delegation who met with the president included Ambassador Rashad Hussein, President Obama’s Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, ISNA’s Director of Community Outreach, and Sandra Clark, Chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Senegal.
In addition to these meetings, the ISNA delegation also met with Senegal’s minister of health to discuss a conference focusing on challenges facing health workers working to eradicate polio. After meeting with Bill Gatesin Doha in April, 2013, ISNA discussed partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to dispel misconceptions about health programs in Muslim majority countries. Imam Magid brought this up with the minister of health, who welcomed the possibility to partner and expand the reach of such programming.