First Lady says Malawi children are battlefield in war to contain HIV/AIDS

The First Lady of the Republic of Malawi, Madame Gertrude Mutharika on Friday called upon parents in the country to unite and have their children tested for HIV.

First Lady visits children's ward

First Lady visits children’s ward

Mutharika made the call at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) Lilongwe when she was taken on a tour to the paediatric ward and he Baylor College of Medicine Children Foundation.

She said Malawi has made tremendous progress in combating HIV and by 2030 the country will be at a better position.

Said Mutharika:“Malawi has made tremendous progress as far as combating HIV/AIDS is concerned. Despite this, children have been left back such that it is my duty now to make sure that 90 per cent of children living with the virus are told of their status.”

She added:“It is also my wish to see parents going for HIV testing so that they know their status.”

The First Lady further called upon the Ministry of Health to ensure that willing parents have their children tested.

First Lady saud KCH is offering HIV testing to children whose parents are willing to have them tested.

“It is my appeal to the Ministry of Health to utilize every contact with children whether during immunization, during growth monitoring and patient’s care to have the children tested for HIV,” she said–Mana

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peadreatic hiv and aids is a serious concern. less testing and loss to follow up of these children is problematic. early infant diagnosis (eid) is the answer but yet is critical to combatting the problem.


Bola apa mwabvala mwa discipline. Eyr shadow osamachulutsa – tikakula zinazi zimationeketsa awkward. Did you see the Nigerian first lady? She is a natural- not trying to be THE fIRST LADY but being herself. Borrow a leaf Getrude

Dr Mrs Ben Phiri Mutharika
Dr Mrs Ben Phiri Mutharika

A Gertu , nanga iinu zimalembedwazi ndi ZA zowona?

Dr Mrs Ben Phiri Mutharika
Dr Mrs Ben Phiri Mutharika



Children be tested and be told of their status. Madam first lady better say and be taken care of properly. What will telling the children help? Zovuta kumvetsa. How is beam progressing?

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