March 30th, 2013

Malawi, Botswana commit on sharing resources, expertise

Posted on 30 Mar 2013 at 10:39pm

State House Press Release

25 March 2013

Malawi, Botswana commit on sharing resources, expertise

The governments of Malawi and Botswana have committed to sharing resources and expertise in a number of areas that will immediately see Botswana providing Malawi a soft loan of U$10 million for the latter’s agriculture and health sectors.

The loan will also help the country improve its fuel situation.

The commitments were made during bilateral talks between Her Excellency Dr Joyce Banda and her Botswana counterpart Lt General Seretse Khama Ian Khama and their officials in Gaborone on Monday where the Malawi President is on a two-day state visit.

During the talks, held at the Office of the President in Gaborone…

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US AIDS Agencies to Improve Health Care Services in Malawi, a five-year effort has began

Posted on 30 Mar 2013 at 8:06pm

U.S. agencies that work to fight HIV this week began a five-year effort with Malawi’s government to improve health care for Malawians infected with the virus.  The program – targeting seven districts across Malawi – aims to build on the country’s success in combating HIV/AIDS.  The United Nations says that from 2001 to 2011, Malawi reduced infections by 72 percent, more than any other country in Africa.

Spearheading the new program is a non-governmental organization, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Malawi is touted as the first…

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