Ambassador Palmer Dedicates Girl Toilets at School in Thyolo

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer handed over girl-friendly toilets to Kapichi Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority Kapichi in Thyolo District on April 16, 2018.  Over 1,700 students at Kapichi Primary School and in the surrounding community will benefit from the facility. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Ambassador Palmer said, “For societies ...
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Ambassador Palmer Opens Physiotherapy Clinic at School for Orphans in Blantyre

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer handed over a Physiotherapy Clinic building to Jacaranda School for Orphans on April 16, 2018 in Traditional Authority Kapeni, Blantyre District.  Speaking during the opening ceremony, Ambassador Palmer said: “I am delighted to officially open this clinic to support orphans and community members who cannot travel long distances to ...
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U.S. Ambassador Supports Local Organizations’ HIV/AIDS Intervention Projects

The U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program, which supports small, innovative, community-driven projects in Malawi to stop the spread of HIV and mitigate the impacts of AIDs, today issued grants to ten (10) Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), working with grassroots communities from ten (10) districts across the ...
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U.S. Supports Basic Field Ranger Training in Malawi

The U.S. Government, in partnership with the Government of Malawi and conservation NGO African Parks, supported Basic Field Ranger Training for 34 Malawian Ranger recruits.  The January 22 – March 17, 2018 course took place in Liwonde, Malawi and equipped Ranger recruits with skills related to patrol formation, firearms handling, bush survival skills, and law ...
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U.S. Supports Malawi’s Field Epidemiology Training Program

Nine graduates of Malawi’s Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), supported by the U.S. Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with Malawi’s Ministry of Health, recently completed a 3-month rigorous training program where they gained skills to analyze and use data to guide public health actions and investigate and respond to disease ...
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Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Services

Engender Health, as part of its Essential Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Services Project funded by the United States Government, is seeking Letters of Interest from non-governmental organizations and other interested entities to: To strengthen coordination of GBV prevention and response in civil society organizations and government To strengthen linkages between and among multi-sectoral actors, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Tours a Gender-Based Violence Project in Dowa

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today witnessed successes registered in the United State Government-funded Economic Empowerment of Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Malawi implemented by UN women and the Coalition of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (COWLHA).  The project is implemented in Lilongwe, Ntchisi, and Dowa to strengthen the economic empowerment of women ...
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Africa Endeavor Opens in Malawi

On August 21, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer joined Malawi’s Deputy Minister of Defense Everton Chimulirenji, Commander of the Malawi Defense Force General Griffin Supuni Phiri, and U.S. Africa Command’s Deputy Commander Lieutenant General James Vechery to officially open the Africa Endeavor military symposium held in Lilongwe.  The symposium brings together military officers from ...
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USAID Participates in National Agriculture Fair

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), participated in Malawi’s National Agriculture Fair held in Blantyre August 16-19.  Twenty USAID implementing partners participated in the event showcasing the work they’re doing, supported by USAID, to enhance Malawi’s agriculture industry.  On August 16, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer welcomed Malawian ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hands Over a Library to Chigumukire Community Day Secondary School

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today handed over a library building and books to Chigumukire Community Day Secondary School in the area of Traditional Authority Kuntaja in Blantyre District. The community library was constructed in 2016 with funding from the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund and is supporting over 400 students and community members ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Western Malawi

On June 20, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer visited several U.S. Government funded projects in western Malawi near Mchinji — including an innovative public-private agricultural partnership with RAB Processors supported by USAID/Malawi, a new milk tank for a dairy cooperative funded by the U.S. Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund , an active community radio station founded 11 years ago with USAID ...
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Recruiting for Solar Power International, September 10-13, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi is currently recruiting a delegation to attend Solar Power International, September 10-13, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Solar Power International is expected to attract over 650 exhibitors and over 18,000 attendees from more than 100 countries.  Focused on providing the latest updates and information on the solar industry, SPI ...
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African Land Forces Summit Held in Lilongwe

Malawi hosted the 2017 African Land Forces Summit, a U.S. Army Africa-sponsored event that brought together land force chiefs from 44 African countries to discuss solutions to challenges across Africa.  The event was held in Lilongwe, Malawi on May 8-11, 2017.  Learn more at:  https://www.army.mil/standto/2017-05-10 and: https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/ALFS17  . Click here for the remarks by Ambassador Palmer at the ALFS ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hosts ‘Fabulous Women’

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer on April 12 hosted a “Fabulous Women” reception to celebrate women and some of the amazing achievements Malawian women have accomplished in the past year.  Ambassador Palmer highlighted the first all-female flight on Malawian Airlines and the constitutional amendment combating child marriage as some of the milestones attained by ...
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Malawians Participate in Pan African Youth Leadership Program

Five Malawian secondary school students and one Malawian teacher departed Malawi on April 7 to participate in the Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) – a U.S. Government funded program that provides secondary school participants with a unique educational exchange experience for three weeks in the United States. PAYLP provides leadership training, cultural excursions, and classroom ...
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U.S. Congratulates Malawi Defense Force

On April 6, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer congratulated the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) on becoming “Full Training Capable” for UN peacekeeping forces.  This rare accomplishment certifies the MDF as one of the few militaries in Africa that is able to train soldiers for peacekeeping operations without the need for foreign assistance. At a ...
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U.S. Supports Malawi’s Disease Outbreak Response

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with Malawi’s Ministry of Health, on March 22 coordinated a graduation ceremony in Blantyre, Malawi for Malawi’s third cohort of Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Frontline trainees.  These seven Malawian Ministry of Health and Agriculture officials successfully completed a 3-month ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Local Organizations’ HIV Intervention Projects

The U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program for HIV/AIDS today issued grants to eleven Non-Governmental Organizations and Community Based Organizations working with grassroots communities from eight districts.  The projects are expected to reduce new HIV infections and HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination; increase availability of HIV/AIDS services such as Testing and Counselling and condom distribution ...
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Culinary Diplomacy Highlights Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato

On February 15, Embassy Lilongwe partnered with American Food Network-featured chef Claudia Sansone to present a day-long “Culinary Diplomacy” program highlighting the orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP).  Chef Claudia Sansone worked with four Malawian chef trainees from the Malawi Institute of Tourism to prepare several dishes featuring the highly nutritious OFSP as a key ingredient.  The ...
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Leveraging Support for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

The U.S. Embassy in Malawi hosted a high-level delegation December 8-10 including Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and officials from the Global Partnership for Education, Girls Not Brides, and ...
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U.S. Supports Malawi’s Cultural Preservation

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer on October 12 presented a grant for $39,032 to the Museums of Malawi to carry out activities related to the safeguarding of Sena, Yao, and Chewa performing arts in Nsanje, Mangochi, and Kasungu districts in Malawi.  The grant was awarded through a worldwide competition of the Ambassadors Fund for ...
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