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United States Provides Assistance to Flood-affected Communities

The U.S. government is committed to supporting the Malawian people to respond to and recover from the disastrous results of Tropical Cyclone Ana

The U.S. government has thus far provided $100,000 (81 million MWK) in international disaster assistance funding to meet immediate humanitarian needs resulting from the flooding in southern Malawi. The assistance comes in response to President Lazarus Chakwera’s declared state of disaster and request for donor assistance. The U.S. Agency for…

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U.S. Embassy Applauds President Chakwera’s Continued Fight Against Corruption

The U.S. government supports efforts to prevent corruption by encouraging government transparency and access to information, as well as to prosecute corruption

The Embassy of the United States of America welcomes the bold steps His Excellency President Lazarus Chakwera announced yesterday to further his administration’s fight against corruption in Malawi. Corruption poses a significant threat to Malawi by wasting public resources and undermining democracy and the confidence of citizens. Chargé d’Affaires Jeremey Neitzke stated,…

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U.S.-Supported Construction of Rural Secondary Schools Reaches New Milestone

Once operational, the schools will expand education access for 9,000 Malawian youth in rural areas

The United States government, in partnership with the Government of Malawi (GOM), reached another milestone in the Secondary Education Expansion for Development (SEED) project, awarding construction contracts to two firms to build 38 rural schools across nine districts in Malawi. The contracted firms are Dika Construction, a firm of Malawian…

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United States Government Funds Nine Social and Economic Small Grants across Malawi

The Small Grants Programs are designed to support community-driven development projects that address grassroots economic and social issues

The U.S. Embassy today awarded approximately $103,000 (MWK 92 million) to nine organizations working in six districts across Malawi through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund, the Julia Taft Fund, and the Fiscal Transparency Innovation Fund. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Jeremey Neitzke presided over the signing ceremony saying: “These three…

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Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Visits Malawi to Discuss New Program to Advance Economic Growth

Malawi was selected by MCC’s Board of Directors as eligible for an MCC compact program in December 2018

A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by MCC CEO Sean Cairncross, visited Malawi this week to discuss the development of a second MCC compact program to reduce poverty and promote economic growth in partnership with the Government of Malawi. Malawi was selected by MCC’s Board…

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17 Malawians Headed to U.S. to Participate in the 2019 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF)

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) aims to invest in the next generation of African leaders

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced that 17 Malawian young leaders will participate in the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in the United States. This current cohort brings the number of Malawian participants to 85 since the Mandela Washington Fellowship began in 2014. Ambassador Palmer…

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Ambassador Palmer’s Remarks at Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) Best Girl Award Ceremony

I want to thank Zodiak Broadcasting for not only hosting today’s event to honor these bright young women, but also for your continued support of girls’ education and their future economic empowerment

I’m SO happy to be here today with Zodiak to celebrate the achievements of these amazing girls! Congratulations to the awardees on doing so well on your MSCE examinations! We all applaud your hard work and determination. I’d also like to acknowledge your parents and teachers – and indeed parents and teachers…

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U.S. Embassy Lilongwe and the Government of Malawi mark World AIDS Day by launching HIV Oral Self Testing

Since 2011, Malawi has been at the forefront of the self-testing dialogue with several research studies funded by the Wellcome Trust and UNITAID

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, the U.S. Embassy’s PEPFAR Coordinator, Ms. Emily Hughes, joined the Hon. Minister Atupele Muluzi, MP, Minister of Health, and Dan Namarika, Secretary for Health, as well as dignitaries from UNAIDS, WHO and others to commemorate the 30th recognition of World AIDS Day (started…

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U.S. Embassy Lilongwe and the Government of Malawi mark World AIDS Day by launching HIV Oral Self Testing

The Minister’s demonstration of HIV oral self testing in front of the crowd was a major milestone in breaking down lingering fears around HIV testing

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, the U.S. Embassy’s PEPFAR Coordinator, Ms. Emily Hughes, joined the Hon. Minister Atupele Muluzi, MP, Minister of Health, and Dan Namarika, Secretary for Health, as well as dignitaries from UNAIDS, WHO and others to commemorate the 30th recognition of World AIDS Day (started…

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U.S Embassy Lilongwe and MCC Celebrate the Closeout of the Five-year, $350 Million Malawi Compact

The successful rehabilitation of the Nkula A Hydropower Station was a major component of the MCC Malawi Compact

Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary Jeanne Hauch today marked the closeout of the MCC Malawi Compact at a ceremony to commemorate the official hand-over and commissioning of the Nkula A Hydropower Station. MCC Vice President Hauch was joined by Malawi President Peter Mutharika, U.S. Ambassador…