Malawi VP Kachali pleads for Canada support to Global Fund

Vice President Khumbo Kachali has asked Parliamentarians from Canada to continue their efforts to mobilise funds and support to the Global Fund which is facing reduced commitments die to the global economic meltdown.

Kachali was speaking at Capital Hill in Lilongwe when he met a Canadian MPs Joe Daniel and Djaouida Sallah and members of Results Canada who were in the Country for an Education visit to various HIV and Aids and nutrition Programmes.

“Canada has been a good friend of Malawi supporting our education and health sectors directly and indirectly. Our challenge now is that the resources for the Global Fund are diminishing and that might have an impact on our fight against Aids. We Need your voice and support to esnure that we sustained the gains wie have made,” said Kachali.

He told the delegation that President Joyce Banda has luanched Initiatives on Hunger and poverty Alleviation and Safe Motherhood to improve nutrition status and access to quality healthcare among pregnant women and those living with HIV and Aids.

Veep Kachali pose with entire Canada delegation
Veep Kachali pose with entire Canada delegation

MP Joe Daniel said Malawi under the current Administration has made efforts to improve its standing with the Global Fund and advocates they were willing to take up the countrys message to their Parliament and Government for Support.

MPDjaouida Sellah commended Governments initiative to build shelters in Community hospitals but said the Programme needs scaling up as many rural facilities Lack them.

Executive Director of Results Canada Jean-Francios Tradif said his Organisation will continue to bring Canadian decision makers into Malawi to appreciate the successes and the Challenges the Country faces.

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