For Immediate Release

Office of Press Relations


The below is attributable to Spokesperson Jessica Jennings:‎

Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with the President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera. The two discussed the worsening cholera situation in the country and the mobilization of USAID global health and humanitarian assistance resources to respond to the outbreak. Administrator Power assured President Chakwera of USAID support and solidarity in response to the accelerating cholera outbreak and applauded the Government of Malawi’s health response. 

Administrator Power welcomed Malawi’s continued efforts to fight corruption. The leaders also discussed other priorities for economic development and USAID’s commitment to strengthening primary health care in Malawi to improve the health of all Malawians and promote resilience in the health care system to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks.

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