Top officials of the Global Fund and UN Aids say they are impressed with the strides the Joyce Banda administration is making in the fight against HIV and Aids.
Global Fund Executive Director Dr Mark Dybul and UN Aids Executive Director Michel Sidibe made the remarks when they met President Dr Joyce Banda in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on the sidelines of the African Union Golden Jubilee.
The top Executives told Banda they have been monitoring events in Malawi and are satisfied with the strides the Joyce Banda administration has registered in the past one year.
“We are impressed with the zeal that your government is putting in this fight and we promise that we will stand with you. We will make sure that you get all the necessary funds for you to win this battle against HIV and Aids” said Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul.
UN Aids Sidebe, said what is interesting is that the Joyce Banda administration has not only put emphasis on HIV and Aids but the administration is also tirelessly working in reducing maternal mortality.
President Banda thanked the top executives for finding time to see her. President Banda said the fight against HIV Aids does not only require funds bit it also require political will.
President Banda said: “I have put a number of people that are either affected or infected of HIV and Aids in key positions in the fight against the disease in order to put a human face in the battle.”
President Banda appealed to those involved in the fight against HIV and Aids to encourage those living positively to come out.
The two top executives promised to visit Malawi in July.
The Global Fund and UN Aids work in close collaboration with the National Aids Commission.