U.S. and UK Assist in Training Malawi’s Peacekeepers

U.S. Army Africa and the UK’s British Peace Support Team recently advised and assisted in the training of Malawi Defense Force (MDF) peacekeeping operations soldiers in jungle warfare tactics for their upcoming United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) deployment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The recent ...
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We are closer than ever to ending AIDS, thanks to PEPFAR

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  President George W. Bush signed PEPFAR into law on May 27, 2003.  Over the past 15 years, the U.S. Government, through PEPFAR, has saved and improved millions of lives and completely transformed the global HIV/AIDS response. 
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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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A Sanctuary for Elephants: U.S. Forest Service Collaboration with African Parks in Malawi

Did you know that the US Forest Service has extensive wildlife management capacity? It does! That capacity is particularly useful in the agency’s nascent partnership with African Parks in Malawi, where a team of wildlife management specialists recently traveled to contribute their knowledge and expertise to advance African Parks’ vision of transforming Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve ...
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U.S. Supports Malawi’s “Health Center by Phone”

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer joined Malawian Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi and German Ambassador to Malawi Jürgen Borsch to officially open the Chipatala Cha Pa Foni (CCPF) – “Health Center by Phone” – service on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The CCPF is an innovative public/private initiative that enables Malawian citizens to call a ...
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Malawi Delegation Participates in Solar Power International

Organized by the U.S. Embassy, a group of Malawian government and business representatives attended the  Solar Power International  trade show September 10-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada to identify opportunities to expand the use of solar power in Malawi.  The delegation identified products and new technologies that could be useful in addressing the needs of Malawians, including lithium batteries ...
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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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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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U.S. Applauds Successes in Malawi’s Health Sector

Released on March 15, 2017, the 2015/16 Malawi Demographic Health Survey (MDHS), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), highlights the successes and challenges facing Malawi’s health sector.  The MDHS revealed a 22.8 percent decline in Malawi’s birthrate since 2010; 73 percent decline in under-5 deaths since 1992, confirming Malawi’s success in meeting ...
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U.S. Supports Humanitarian Relief Efforts in Malawi

On February 23-24, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer visited several locations in Zomba district in southern Malawi to observe U.S. Government-funded emergency response efforts implemented by the World Food Program. Ambassador Palmer toured an emergency food distribution facility serving 700 beneficiaries, a community that supports soil conservation projects in exchange for food assistance, and a primary school that provides ...
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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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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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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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Malawi to Host 2017 WiSci STEAM Camp

The U.S. Department of State has announced that the third annual Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Mathematics) Camp will be held during the summer of 2017 in Malawi.  WiSci, in partnership with the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Initiative, Intel Corporation, and Google, will bring approximately 100 high ...
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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 Kasungudistricts in Malawi. The grant was awarded through a worldwide competition of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural ...
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DREAMS Innovation in Malawi

The U.S. Government’s DREAMS Innovation Challenge, which uses new approaches to reduce HIV infections, is awarding $18.6 million for new projects in Zomba and Machinga districts. This is in addition to the $14 million of DREAMS programs in Malawi previously announced. New activities will include support for vocational training and access to loans for small ...
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Let Girls Learn Expands in Malawi

The United States has announced an additional $25 million in funding for Let Girls Learn activities in Malawi and Tanzania.  Since the launch of the initiative by President and Mrs. Obama in 2015, the U.S. has invested over $600 million in Let Girls Learn programs in 13 countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and ...
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U.S. Expands School Feeding Program in Malawi

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program reduces hunger and promotes girls education through school feeding assistance programs in Malawi and around the world.  Building on a recent award to the World Food Program in Malawi, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will contribute an additional $7 million that will help keep adolescent Malawian girls in school by providing school meals, ...
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Peace Corps Director Visits Malawi

The Director of the United States Peace Corps, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, visited Malawi October 1-5 to engage government leaders, civil society partners, and American Peace Corps Volunteers across Malawi to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Peace Corps Response Program.  The Peace Corps Response Program sends experienced American professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around Malawi ...
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Passport Execution Fee to Change

The Department of State has published a notice of proposed rulemaking that notifies the public of the intention to change the passport execution fee. The Department of State intends to raise the passport execution fee by $10, from $25 to $35. The passport execution fee is applicable to all first-time passport applicants and certain other ...
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Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-in

13 new American Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in on August 31 to begin their two years of service in Malawi as English Teachers and Teacher Trainers at Community Day Secondary Schools in Kasungu, Chitipa, Zomba, Lilongwe, Rumphi, Mulanje, Chikwawa, Thyolo, Blantyre, Chipoka and Chiradzulu. Since 1963, more than 2,900 American Peace Corps volunteers have partnered with Malawians to build capacity ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Malawi’s mHub

On August 16 U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer awarded a grant for $12,945 to the mHub in Lilongwe to train and mentor 40 aspiring female entrepreneurs with business and information communication technology (ICT) skills.  The mHub was founded in 2013 by Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) alumna Rachel Sibande.  Ambassador Palmer encouraged the young ...
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U.S. and Malawi Hold Military Exercise

The U.S. military, in partnership with the Malawi Defense Force (MDF) and partner nations, successfully conducted the Southern Accord 2016 command post exercise and a disaster relief exercise held in Malawi August 1-12. Southern Accord is an annual joint military exercise that brings together Southern African Development Community (SADC) partner nations and U.S. Army Africa ...
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U.S. Provides Farming and Nutritional Assistance to Malawi

On July 21, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Malawi Mission Director Doug Arbuckle and Erica Maganga, Permanent Secretary of Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, launched a new 5-year, $15-million project to provide farming and nutritional training and information to more than 1 million Malawian households.  The Feed the Future Malawi Strengthening ...
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U.S. Second Lady Visits Malawi

U.S. Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Malawi July 18-20. During her visit, Dr. Biden announced $20 million (MK14 billion) in food assistance to support vulnerable, food insecure communities in Malawi, bringing the U.S. Government’s total emergency food assistance to Malawi to $74.7 million (MK 52 billion) since October 2015.  Dr. Biden also visited U.S. ...
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U.S. Second Lady Visits Malawi

U.S. Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Malawi July 18-20. During her visit, Dr. Biden announced $20 million (MK14 billion) in food assistance to support vulnerable, food insecure communities in Malawi, bringing the U.S. Government’s total emergency food assistance to Malawi to $74.7 million (MK 52 billion) since October 2015.  Dr. Biden also visited U.S. ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates July 4

On July 1 U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer hosted celebrations to commemorate U.S. Independence Day which officially falls on July 4. Ambassador Palmer pledged continued U.S. partnership and support to Malawi and wished Malawians peace and prosperity as the nation commemorates its own independence on July 6. Read Ambassador Palmer’s full remarks Here   and Click here  to ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Visits Malawi

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited Malawi June 28-30 to engage Malawian government, parliament, military, and civil society leaders in conversations regarding the U.S.-Malawi relationship. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield underscored the long-standing strong relationship between the two countries and pledged continued U.S. assistance to Malawi, particularly in the realm of food ...
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President Obama Congratulates Malawi

On July 6, Malawi’s Independence Day, U.S. President Barack Obama wrote Malawian President Arthur Peter Mutharika the following: Dear Mr. President: I offer my sincere congratulations on behalf of the United States of America to you and the Malawian people on the 52nd anniversary of Malawi’s independence on July 6. Our nations share a deep ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Visits Malawi

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited Malawi June 28-30 to engage Malawian government, parliament, military, and civil society leaders in conversations regarding the U.S.-Malawi relationship. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield underscored the long-standing strong relationship between the two countries and pledged continued U.S. assistance to Malawi, particularly in the realm of food ...
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U.S. Embassy Awards Participatory Rural Development Organization a $25,000 Grant

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today signed a $25,000 grant to the Participatory Rural Development Organization (PRDO) to help over 13,000  refugees at Luwani Refugee Camp in Neno. The funds will improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene practices that will reduce the risk of disease outbreak among the refugees at  the camp.  Speaking ...
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U.S. Embassy Congratulates Outstanding Journalists

Congratulations to all the Malawian journalists who were recognized for their outstanding work at last Saturday’s gala awards dinner presented by the Media Institute of South Africa (MISA) Malawi! The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer was delighted to hand over awards in the three categories sponsored by the U.S. Embassy – the “Raphael Tenthani Columnist ...
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US Embassy Joins Press Freedom Celebrations

The U.S. Embassy proudly participated in the annual World Press Freedom Day celebrations held last weekend in Mangochi, Malawi.  Public Affairs Officer E.J. Monster joined representatives of Malawi’s government, academia, and civil society in a lively panel discussion on the state of freedom of expression in Malawi. The U.S. Embassy supports press freedom in Malawi ...
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MCC CEO Visits Malawi

United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer Dana Hyde visited Malawi May 8-10 to review progress to date on the implementation of MCC’s Compact with the Government of Malawi. Among other engagements, CEO Hyde presided over the ground-breaking ceremony for a new MCC-funded 400 kV transmission substation at Nkhoma and handed-over new houses ...
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Ambassadors Host ‘Fabulous Women’

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer and U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell hosted current and former Malawian First Ladies, women diplomats, ministers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, judges, members of parliament, and other renowned women in various fields at an April 27 reception in honor of ‘Fabulous Women.’  Malawi’s First Lady, Madam Gertrude Mutharika, was ...
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U.S. College Fair Attracts Malawian Students

Over 500 Malawian students aspiring to pursue higher education in the U.S. interacted with U.S. Embassy staff and family members, Fulbright Grantees, Peace Corps Volunteers, and Malawian alumni of U.S. colleges who volunteered their time and enthusiasm to offer information and advice on study opportunities in the U.S. during the U.S. Embassy’s biennial U.S. College Fair ...
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U.S. Announces Additional Food Assistance

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer on February 29 announced an additional donation of US$27 million (MK 20 billion) of food assistance from the United States to support vulnerable, food insecure communities in Malawi.  This brings the United States’ total contribution to the humanitarian response to US$55 million (MK 41 billion), 44 percent of the ...
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U.S., Malawi Sign Power Africa MOU

Malawian Minister of Natural Resources, Energy, and Mining Bright Msaka, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer, and Power Africa Coordinator Andrew Herscowitz on February 26 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Malawi regarding Malawi’s continued participation in the U.S. presidential initiative known as Power Africa. Power Africa is a U.S. ...
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Malawi Signs Military Agreement with the United States

Malawi Signs Military Cooperation Agreement with the United States LILONGWE, February 24, 2016: Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. George Chaponda, MP, and U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today signed a military cooperation agreement between the United States and Malawi.  Consistent with a long-standing bilateral agreement on U.S. assistance to Malawi, the new ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Malawi

A U.S. Congressional delegation led by Senator James Inhofe visited Malawi on February 19. The delegation met with President Arthur Peter Mutharika to discuss U.S.-Malawi relations, particularly related to security cooperation. The delegation also met with Malawian members of parliament. The delegation reaffirmed the strong partnership between the U.S. and Malawi and thanked President Mutharika ...
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U.S. Supports Investigative Journalists

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer and Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Deputy Chairperson Yvonne Sundu on February 12 addressed the 13 journalists from across Malawi’s media landscape who completed a week-long workshop on investigative journalism specific to financial crimes co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and MISA Malawi. A highlight of the training ...
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U.S. Supports Girls Empowerment

On January 29 surrounded by students at Nkhonde Primary School in Balaka district, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer and First Lady of the Republic of Malawi Gertrude Mutharika, joined by the Malawian Ministers of Education, Health, and Gender, officially launched three new U.S. Government-funded programs in Malawi that will provide girls and young women ...
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US Donates Ambulances to Malawi Government

U.S. Embassy Charge d’ Affaires Michael Gonzales today symbolically handed over 185 emergency vehicles to the Malawi Ministry of Health, including 15 motor vehicle ambulances, 162 bicycle ambulances, and eight motorcycles. Today’s donation iis part of the U.S. Government’s ongoing support to end preventable child and maternal deaths in Malawi.  The ambulances will help strengthen ...
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2015 in Review

As we celebrate this year’s end, and look forward to 2016, we’d like to share the most recent information about the United States Government’s support for Malawi’s development in 2015. Our assistance has nearly tripled in the past seven years: growing from $110 million in 2008 to $305 million in 2015.  Of this, $192 million ...
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US Provides Training and Support to Peacekeepers

The United States provides training and support to build the capacity of the Malawian security sector to conduct peacekeeping and fight transnational threats. In recent years, the U.S. has assisted in training eight battalions of Malawian soldiers to deploy in support of United Nations missions in Cote d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  ...
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US Ambassador Speaks at MAF

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer addressed graduates of the Sergeant Major Academy on December 18 at the Malawi Armed Forces College in Salima, Malawi. The three month course included participants from Malawi, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia.  Under the Africa Military Education Program (AMEP), two U.S. Army Sergeant Majors mentored Malawi Defense Forces (MDF) ...
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President Obama’s Comments on Nondiscrimination

President Obama’s Comments on Nondiscrimination “It is the responsibility of all Americans — of every faith — to reject discrimination.  It is our responsibility to reject religious tests on who we admit into this country.  It’s our responsibility to reject proposals that Muslim Americans should somehow be treated differently.  Because when we travel down that road, we lose.  That kind of ...
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U.S Supports HIV-related Projetcs for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Ambassador’s HIV/AIDS Small Grants Fund (ASGF) will support nine organizations from eight districts working with people with disabilities to implement HIV prevention and economic empowerment projects across the country in the coming year. U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer presided over the signing ceremony in Lilongwe on November 30 saying, “People with disabilities ...
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U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, and The Global Fund currently provide nearly all of the life-saving malaria treatment drugs available free-of-charge to Malawian citizens in need.  U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer visited Malawi October 28-November 3 to assess the impact of the program.  Since 2006, the U.S. President’s ...
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U.S. Supports Malawi Population-based HIV Impact Assessment

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is supporting the Malawi Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (MPHIA), a new national household survey commissioned by the Malawian Ministry of Health.  MPHIA will examine the distribution of HIV in Malawi, assess the uptake ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces 2017 DV Lottery

The U.S. Embassy announces the opening of registration for the 2017 Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-2017) from October 1 to November 3, 2017.  The DV-2017 program will be conducted entirely electronically, including electronic entry. Paper entries are not accepted. The Department website established for the submission of E-DV entries is please visit:  http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/diversity-visa/entry.html
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U.S. Commits $148.1m to MW Energy

The Millennium Challenge Account – Malawi (MCA-Malawi), with funding from the United States Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has signed five contracts with five firms worth $148.1 Million total for the construction of 400kV and 132kV power lines and substations, and the rehabilitation, modernization and upgrading of the Nkula A Hydro Power Plant. ...
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Funds Workshop in Malawi

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) funded a workshop August 24-29 in Lilongwe, Malawi on Participatory Surveillance in Animal Health facilitated by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and hosted by the African Union-Centre for Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases (AU-CTTBD). The participants were veterinary officials from six ...
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22 Education PCV Sworn-in

United States Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer on August 27 swore-in a group of 22 Peace Corps education trainees as Volunteers in Lilongwe. For the next two years the new Volunteers will serve as Math, Science, and English Teachers and Teacher Trainers at Community Day Secondary Schools in various secondary schools in Kasungu, Mzimba, Chitipa, ...
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Shine Girls Shine

Let Girls Learn! In three fun-packed sessions, EducationUSA Malawi participated in Camp GLOW, Girls Leading Our World (GLOW). Founded by Peace Corps Volunteers, the weeklong camp aims to empower and challenge secondary school girls from rural areas to strive for success and think beyond their traditional gender roles and societal expectations. EducationUSA Malawi held a ...
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Global Health Service Volunteers

U.S. Ambassador Swears in Global Health Service (GHSP) Volunteers Lilongwe – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer on Tuesday presided over the swearing-in of nine Global Health Service (GHSP) Volunteers and also welcomed back two others who have extended their service for a second year. The group, which comprise specialists in internal medicine, obstetrics and ...
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Millenium Challenge Account

Millennium Challenge Account awarded grants to nine non-governmental organizations last week to support land and natural resources management along the Shire River. The grantees will use the MK 2.5 billion in grants to encourage communities living along the Shire River and its tributaries to adopt trees and soil conserving farming methods. Addressing one of the ...
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Obama Speaks at the GES

US President Barack Obama Full speech at GES 2015 On Saturday, July 25, 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama opened the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. In his speech, Obama  said he believed that young entrepreneurs have the drive and the passion to change the world. He said, “you can unlock new solutions to the ...
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Love is Love

The Weekend Nation of July 18, 2015 published an opinion article titled “Love is love-Same-sex couples given right to marry in the US” authored by Ambassador Palmer. The article comments on the ruling by the Supreme Court in the United States on June 26, 2015 legalizing same-sex marriage.
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Ambassador Palmer Visits a YALI Fellow

While in the northern region Ambassador Palmer visited Hastings Mkandawire, 2014 YALI Mandela Washington Fellow who is also Managing Director and founder of Turbine Development Enterprise. He participated in 2014 YALI under the Business and Entrepreneurship theme. Hastings wants to install a single 500 kW hydro power plant or a few bigger hydroelectric power plants ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Global Entrpreneurship Summits Briquette Making Making Bussiness The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section recently collaborated with a 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) registrant Kondwani Phiri, who makes cook stoves and recycles waste to make briquettes for cooking to conduct a mentoring session for 20 young people in Mzuzu. The session centered on how to start ...
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2014 Malawi Human Rights Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY         Malawi is a multi-party democracy. In May, Peter Mutharika was elected president in elections that international observers from the EU characterized as generally “peaceful, free, transparent, and credible.” Mutharika’s election marked the first electoral victory by a candidate not belonging to the incumbent party since 1994. Constitutional power is shared between the president ...
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Four Entrepreneurs to Attend GES

Four Malawian young entrepreneurs to attend Global Entrepreneurship Summit Four young Malawian entrepreneurs will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from July 25-26, 2015.  Samson Fiado, a year three student at the Malawi Polytechnic will attend as a finalist in “Global innovation Through Science and Technology-GIST Tech-I Competition” whose awards ...
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Ambassador Speaks at ICAM

Ambassador Palmer Speaks to ICAM Ambassador Palmer delivered the keynote address at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi’s annual dinner on Friday, May 29, where she told members that they play an integral role in Malawi’s economic development by promoting accountability among public and private organizations.  “Transparency and accountability are not just a matter ...
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New PCVs Sworn-in

New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-in Forty one new American Peace Corps volunteers will be working as health and environment volunteers throughout the country.  They arrived in Malawi on March 06 2015. They spent nine weeks in technical and cultural training in Kaphaizi and Mangwazu Villages in Kasungu. The cultural training included the learning of local ...
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U.S. Ambassador Launches New Projects

U.S. Ambassador Launches Five New Development Projects U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer launched five new development assistance projects intended to advance health, food security, and climate change adaption and resiliency within Malawi. These projects will improve the resiliency of more than 350,000 households, reduce stunting throughout Malawi, and help combat deforestation and land degradation ...
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Ambassador Palmer Hosts Lilongwe Alumni

U.S Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer recently hosted Lilongwe based alumni of various U.S. Embassy exchange programs at her residence in Lilongwe. She took the opportunity to interact with this diverse group of Malawians who had participated in U.S. exchange programs since the 1970s stressing that only through continued partnerships with the returnees and beneficiaries ...
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Ambassador Palmer Visits Blantyre

New Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer, recently traveled to Blantyre where she had a number of official engagements as part of her post familiarization.  At the beginning of her trip, Ambassador Palmer had a courtesy call with Chikwawa District Commissioner Alex Mdooko before visiting camps of flood victims in the district.  She interacted with World ...
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Assistant Sec Linda Thomas Media Briefing

Online Media Briefing with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. February 25, 2015 MODERATOR:  Welcome to Live at State, the State Department’s online, interactive, international press conference.  We have received questions from journalists across Africa over the last couple of weeks, and if you haven’t had a chance yet to ask your ...
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Malawi Floods

On Friday, U.S. Ambassador Virginia E. Palmer and USAID/Malawi Mission Director Doug Arbuckle welcomed a delivery of US $100,000 worth of disaster relief commodities for Malawians affected by the floods. The supplies included 200 rolls of plastic sheeting to provide temporary shelter for 2,000 households; 2,000 jerry cans to transport fresh water; and 2,000 blankets. ...
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Entrepreneurship Fair in Blantyre

About 400 young people braved the bad weather in Blantyre on January 15 to participate in the Entrepreneurship Fair organized by the 2014 Mandela Washington fellows in cooperation with the United States Embassy. Minister of Youth Honorable Grace Obama Chiumia, entrepreneur Henry Kachaje,  and acting U.S Deputy Chief of Mission Geraldine Thibodeau encouraged the youth ...
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Malawi Floods Donations

While rains have abated in parts of Malawi, the impacts of flooding continue to reverberate. The latest figures show 79 people dead and 153 missing. 174,000 have been displaced by the floods and over 638,000 have lost their crops and fields for the current planting season. The United States has already contributed over $2 million ...
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