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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)
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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…

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U.S. Ambassador funds eight social and economic small grants across Malawi

Since 1966, the U.S. Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund has funded local grassroots organizations to implement innovative and sustainable community projects

United States Ambassador Virginia Palmer today awarded grants totaling MK 66.951 million to eight organizations working in eight districts across Malawi through the U.S. Ambassadors’ Special Self Help, the U.S. African Development Foundation and the Julia Taft Programs. Presiding over the grants signing ceremony, Ambassador Palmer said, “Through these projects,…

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U.S. Ambassador funds eight social and economic small grants across Malawi

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

United States Ambassador Virginia Palmer today awarded grants totaling MK 66.951 million to eight organizations working in eight districts across Malawi through the U.S. Ambassadors’ Special Self Help, the U.S. African Development Foundation and the Julia Taft Programs. Presiding over the grants signing ceremony, Ambassador Palmer said, “Through these projects,…

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Roadshow in Blantyre, October 29-30, 2018

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi, is hitting the road and will be in Blantyre on Monday and Tuesday, October 29 – 30, to provide a range of consular services

Are you a U.S. citizen living in or near Blantyre?  Do you need a notarial?  Want to apply for a new passport? The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi, is hitting the road and will be in Blantyre on Monday and Tuesday, October 29 – 30, to…

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Opening of Elections Reporting Training

This training adds to the list of other trainings that the embassy has supported in the recent past in our quest to help journalists in Malawi acquire skills in various reporting fields

First, let me welcome all of you to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. We are thrilled to have you with us for the next three days, which I believe are very important for journalism in Malawi, but more so as Malawi prepares for the forthcoming elections in…