Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Global Affairs

Chakwera Gets Down to Business at World Economic Forum

President Chakwera meeting UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima

BY BLAIR MHONE

President Lazarus Chakwera has started his busy schedule at the ongoing World Economic Forum by engaging with leaders of important and strategic developmental partners in order to win their trust answer renew donor aid to Malawi.

President Chakwera is part of over 2,500 leaders drawn from politics, civil society, business, and academia among others who are in Davos, Switzerland for the forum.

Chakwera on Monday met International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director; Kristalina Georgieva to continue their discussion of bringing back the fund to Malawi.

The Malawi leader also met Executive Director of UNAIDS,  Winnie Byanyima, and discussed how Malawi can do better in the fight against the pandemic.

“In my capacity as Champion of the Global Fund 7th Replenishment, I called upon UNAIDS to work closely with my administration in our quest to achieve an HIV-free Malawi.

“We continue to seek help to close the $97 million resource gap that is there in funding for the procurement of anti-retroviral drugs.

“I am encouraged because the atmosphere here is that of consensus among everyone in realising the importance of shared responsibility and cooperation in finding solutions to problems in our respective backyards,” said Chakwera about the meeting.

 

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