Launch of the National HIV Drug Resistance and Biosafety Level II TB Laboratories

I am proud to join Hon. Minister Muluzi and the dedicated team of Malawian health professionals to open the world-class HIV Drug Resistance Molecular Laboratory and the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, important milestones in the Malawian – and global – response to the HIV and TB pandemics.  With these two labs, Malawi will have new ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Virginia Palmer at the Fabulous Women Event

Your Excellency Madame Gertrude Mutharika, First Lady of the Republic of Malawi Your Excellency Madame Mary Chilima, wife of the Vice President of Malawi Honorable Jean Kalilani, M.P., Minister of Gender, Disability and Social Welfare and other Cabinet Ministers here present Former First Ladies present here Members of the Judiciary Honorable Members of Parliament Senior ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Palmer at the Press Freedom Day MISA Gala

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter World Press Freedom Day Gala Awards Ceremony May 5, 2018 Mount Soche Hotel – Blantyre • Guest of Honor Minister of Information Nicholas Dausi • MISA-Malawi Chairperson Teresa Ndanga • UN Resident Coordinator Maria Jose Torres Macho • Professor ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Remarks on World AIDS Day

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer’s Address “Getting to Epidemic Control in Malawi” Commemoration of World AIDS Day December 1, 2017 10:00AM – 12:00PM Blantyre Youth Center, Blantyre District Minister Atupele Muluzi, MP, Minister of Health Dan Namarika, Secretary for Health His Worship, The Mayor, Councilor Willard Ndipo Eugene Nyarko, WHO Resident Representative Therese Poirier, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Palmer at National Reading Program

Handover of Standard 2-4 Chichewa and English Textbooks to the Malawi National Reading Program  Chipala Primary School, Lilongwe Wednesday, October 4, 2017  Honorable Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka, SC; British High Commissioner to Malawi Holly Tett; Village Headman Ngomani and local leaders; Government of Malawi officials; Development partners; Head teacher, teachers, students, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Palmer on the MCC Compact

7th Semi-Annual Review Forum of the MCC Compact October 4, 2017 8:30 am  Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe Honorable Aggrey Masi, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Patrick Mathanda, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Evelyn Mwapasa, CEO, ESCOM William Liabunya, CEO, EGENCO Ishmael Chioko, Acting CEO for the Malawi Energy Regulatory ...
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Statement by Malawi’s Development Partners at High Level Forum, September 2017

As Malawi’s Development Partners and friends, we are pleased to participate in today’s High Level Forum on Inclusive and Accelerated MGDSIII Implementation and the critical issues of population growth and decentralization.  We appreciate the government’s inclusive approach to both preparations for this forum and the MGDSIII itself; this highlights the fact that Malawi’s development is ...
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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Remarks at Bonn Challenge Ministerial

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Andrew Herrup Opening Remarks – Bonn Challenge Ministerial July 12, 2017 Lilongwe, Malawi   All Honorable Ministers here present, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining of the Republic of Malawi Honorable Bright Msaka, The Head of Division for Forest Conservation and Climate in the German Federal Ministry for the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Palmer at the U.S Embassy’s Independence Day Celebration on July 4, 2017

Our Guest of Honor, Honorable Francis Kasaila, Minister of Foreign Affairs Speaker of the National Assembly Right Honorable Richard Msowoya and Members of Parliament here present Cabinet members and judges here present Honorable Lazarus Chakwera Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly and Leaders of other Political Parties here present, Your Excellency Madam Tandiwe Dumbutshena, ...
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Ambassador Palmer’s June 24 Remarks at Lions Club of Capital City, Lilongwe

Lilongwe June 24, 2017 Lions Club of Capital City President Keta Mwaleweni and Immediate Past President Washington Kaimvi Clement Mndala, Past District Governor, Lions District 412; Rotarian Dean Lungu, Past District Governor, Rotary District 9210; Lion Joyce Njoloma, President, Lilongwe Lions Club .Chief Secretary to the Government of Malawi Mr. Lloyd Muhura Distinguished members of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Palmer at the Closing Ceremony of the 2017 African Land Forces Summit

May 11, 2017. His Excellency Vincent Winstone Ghambi, Deputy Minister of Defense General Griffin Spoon Phiri, Commander of the Malawi Defense Force Major General Joseph Harrington, Commanding General, United States Army Africa Land Forces Commanders General Officers Distinguished ladies and gentlemen. I am truly honored to join you all today at the closing ceremony of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Virginia Palmer at the ‘Fabulous Women’ Reception, April 12, 2017

Your Excellency Madame Gertrude Mutharika, First Lady of the Republic of Malawi Right Honorable Mrs. Mary Chilima, wife of the Right Honorable Vice President Honorable Jean Kalilani, Minister of Gender and Social Welfare Former First Ladies present here Senior Chief Teresa Kachindamoto Members of the Judiciary Honorable Members of Parliament Deputy Mayor of Lilongwe Juliana ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Virginia Palmer at the Graduation of MALBAT 9

Remarks by Ambassador Virginia Palmer Graduation of Malawi Peacekeeping Battalion Nine  (MALBAT 9) Machinga Hills Training Ground Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:30am   Malawi Defense Force Commander, General Griffin Supuni Phiri; British High Commissioner to Malawi, Holly Tett; Commander of British Peace Support – South Africa, Colonel Sasha Tomes; Commander, 1/32nd Cavalry Squadron, Lieutenant Colonel ...
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Remarks of USAID Deputy Mission Director Peter Trenchard at Launch of the Malawi Government Payments Roadmap

March 30, 2017 I am very pleased to join you this morning for the launch of Malawi’s Government Payments Roadmap.  The work you are beginning today is more than using electronic transfers to pay civil servants.  Your work is to empower every Malawian through greater access to digital financial services. Your work has the potential ...
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USAID Mission Director Remarks at Malawi Demographic Health Survey Symposium – March 15, 2017

  Salutations: The Honorable Goodall Gondwe, Minister of Finance for Malawi The Honorable Dr. McPhail Magwira, Secretary for Health for Malawi Mrs. Mercy Kanyuka, Commissioner of the National Statistical Office for Malawi Officials from Government and Development Partners Representatives from Non-governmental Organizations and Civil Society Ladies and gentlemen I am very pleased to join you ...
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Ambassador Virginia E. Palmer World AIDS Day Commemoration December 1, 2016 Dedza Stadium

Guest of Honor, Her Excellency Madam Dr. Gertrude Mutharika Minister of Health Dr. Peter Kumpalume Secretary for Health, Dr. McPhail Magwira WHO Country Representative Dr. Eugene Nyarko UNAIDS Resident Representative, Ms. Amakobe Sande and other representatives of international organizations The Executive Director of the National AIDS Commission, Mr. Davie Kalomba Members of Parliament present Distinguished ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer Remarks on behalf of Donor Partners at NAP launch

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer Remarks on Behalf of the Donor Committee on Agriculture and Food Security at the National Agricultural Policy and National Irrigation Policy Launch November 30, 2016 Your Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, and First Lady Dr. Gertrude Muthariaka Right Honorable Dr. Saulos Chilima, Vice President of ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer at the Launch of Malawi’s National Registration Information System (NRIS) on October 27, 2016

Your Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi and Your Excellency Dr. Gertrude Mutharika, First Lady of the Republic of Malawi The Right Honourable Vice President of The Republic of Malawi Dr. Salous Chilima and Mrs. Mary Chilima Honorable Grace Obama Chiumia, Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security  (I love ...
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Ambassador Palmer’s August 2, 2016 Remarks at Ministry of Health Test and Treat Launch

Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Peter Kampalume Secretary for Health, Dr. McPhail Magwira. WHO Country Representative Dr. Eugene Nyarko UNAIDS Resident Representative, Ms. Amakobe Sande and other representatives of international organizations The Executive Director of the National AIDS Commission, Mr. Davie Kalomba Ladies and Gentlemen I’m delighted to join in the launch of Test and ...
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Development Partner Remarks – Launch of the Malawi Food Insecurity Plan

Your Excellency, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi The Right Honorable Dr. Saulos Chilima, Vice President of the Republic of Malawi The Honorable Dr. George Chaponda, MP,  Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development and other Cabinet Ministers here present Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Representatives of International Organizations Ladies and Gentlemen ...
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Remarks by Honourable Francis Kasaila, M.P., 2016 July 4th Celebration

Your Excellency, Virginia Palmer, Ambassador of the United States of America to Malawi; Your Excellency, Tandiwe Dumbutshena, Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps; Right Honourable Richard Msowoya, Speaker of Malawi Parliament; Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers, here present; Dr Lazarus Chakwera, Leader of the opposition in Parliament and President ...
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2016 Ambassador Palmer July 4 speech

2016 July 4th Celebration  Our Guest of Honor, Honorable Francis Kasaila, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Speaker of the National Assembly Right Honorable Richard Msowoya, MP Honorable Lazarus Chakwera, MP,  Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly and Leaders of other Political Parties here present, Secretary for Foreign ...
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Speech by Ambassador Palmer During Launch of ASPIRE Project

Remarks by Ambassador Palmer During Launch of ASPIRE Project January 29, 2016 Nkhonde Primary School Balaka Educational District Your Excellency, Madame Gertrude Mutharika, First Lady of the Republic of Malawi…… Vice Chairwoman of the African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS, …….daughter of Balaka. Honorable, Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, MP, Minister of Education Science, and Technology, ...
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Ambassador Palmer at Global Fund Grant Agreement Signing, October 21, 2015

Your Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi Honorable Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Honorable Goodall Gondwe, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Honorable Dr. Peter Kumpalume, Minister of Health Diplomatic colleagues All Protocols Observed On Behalf of the United ...
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Gender Equality and HIV/AIDS Policy Launch August 12, 2015

SPEECH BY U.S. AMBASSADOR VIRGINIA PALMER FARMERS UNION OF MALAWI (FUM) GENDER EQUALITY AND HIV/AIDS POLICY LAUNCH Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Sunbird Capital Hotel, 6:00 P.M. The Guest of Honor, Minister for Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Hon. Patricia Kaliati, MP The President of Farmers Union of Malawi, Mr. Alfred Kapichira Banda The Principal ...
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Ambassador Palmer July 4 Speech

On July 4, the US Embassy celebrated the United States’ 239th independence anniversary at a function which took place at the Chief of Mission’s residence.  In her remarks, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer, while celebrating the cordial relations that have existed between Malawi and the U.S. for many years, urged the Malawi government to ...
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Ambassador Palmer Speaks to ICAM

This is my first public speech in Malawi. I wanted to make it here with you for a number of reasons. First is that 30-some years ago, I fell in love with a Southern African accountant (now my husband) so I’ve known for many years what ooplung is (off the books money, for those of ...
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