Prince Harry tells Malawi teenagers to ‘hold unto your dreams’

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex told a group of young people to “hold on to your dreams” as he visited a clinic in a remote village in Malawi.

The Duke of Sussex visits the Mauwa Health Centre in Blantyre
Outside but under cover from the searing sun, the discussion today was on sexual health, climate change and conservation
he Duke of Sussex takes part in a discussion with young people during a visit to the Mauwa Health Centre in Malawi

Harry sat down for a private chat with the teenagers in the rural heartland of the African country, after learning about the work of medical staff and other employees at the Mauwa Health Centre.

Sitting outside but under cover from the searing sun, the discussion was supposed to be about sexual health but also touched on other topics the duke is passionate about, including climate change and conservation.

A health official said: “They asked him what challenges he faced when growing up and he did have challenges but he said they were not similar as the context was different.

“He told the young people to ‘hold on to your dreams’ and he urged them to show kindness, empathy and work together.”

Harry had travelled to the village of Blantyre to see an innovative project funded by the US and UK Governments which is ensuring that vaccines, drugs and other treatments are more readily available.

The pharmacy-in-a-box – a prefabricated, solar-powered and air-conditioned storage facility for medicines – means drugs are kept at the right temperature, are secure, and that the right amount is on hand.

Health workers said the facilities, which now number more than 350 across Malawi, have cut thefts and reduced wastage of medicines, increased staff motivation, and encouraged people to seek treatment because they know the drugs are available.

At the health centre, patients can access a range of services from a maternity unit to malaria treatment as well as HIV testing and after care if someone is found to have the virus.

Harry said of the drugs used to treat an HIV patient: “You need to know your status and know there’s medication, so you can have a happy and healthy life.”

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4 years ago

Dreams are things you wish for; goals are things you work for. Select your short-term and long-term goals carefully, and work hard and smart to achieve them. Leave dreams to those who wish to sleep through life.

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
4 years ago
Reply to  Luka

Everything starts with a dream.

4 years ago

…Says the man whose dreams came true on the back of his family plundering African resources and its innocent people.

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
4 years ago
Reply to  Limma

You can’t choose your parents. Harry is making a change in his own capacity and that is benefitting the country. He could have chosen to live a carefree life and enjoy his family millions without a care in the World.

4 years ago
Reply to  Ulemu Banda

He is on a holiday.
The worse thing you could ever do with this family. Is to think they care.

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