As one way of complimenting government efforts in fighting against HIV and AIDS in Malawi ,the US government has announced its 6.8 million United States dollars support to be used on voluntary male circumcision.
US Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer made announcement at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during the signing of agreement and acknowledgement of grants with the Global fund.
Palmer said her government appreciates efforts the country is doing in the fight against HIV and AIDS which has shown positive results in the past two years.
“We have had voluntary medical male circumcision program in Malawi for the last two years and with that a lot of good information spreading it has shown that the program has potential to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS, now the 6.8 us million Dollars support, will keep the program gets going,” Palma said
Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis.
Palmer said her government is responsible for the American taxpayer’s money and that they are in good relationship with the ministry of health to make sure that the donation has been properly used.
Minister of health, Peter kumpalume thanked the US government for the donation saying it will go a long way in as far as preventing HIV and Aids is concerned.
Kumpalume assured the US government that he will make sure that the money has been channeled to its intended purposes.