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UN Pledges Support towards Covid-19 fight

The United Nations has pledged it’s commitment towards Malawi’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The visiting UN Global Cordinator for Covid-19 delivery partnership Ted Chaiban made the commitment during an audience he held with Malawi President, Lazarus Chakwera, on Thursday afternoon.

During the meeting Chaiban said he is impressed with the strides that Malawi is making in the management of various interventions like the vaccination campaign which President Chakwera launched in May 2021.

“I must say I’m impressed with what the government of Malawi has achieved so far in managing the the pandemic.The UN therefore pledges it’s support towards the president’s steadfast leadership of the country to ensure that Malawi achieves full recovery in the long run,” said Chaiban.

And in his remarks, Chakwera said the visit will help accelerate vaccine uptake while at the same time mobilising resources to help end the pandemic.

“Despite the low vaccine uptake Malawi is on course in rolling out necessary programmes across the country to ensure the country mitigates impact of the pandemic on livelihoods,” said Chakwera.

Chaiban’s visit comes as Malawi is set to embark on a nationwide campaign to ensure that over 5 million people get vaccinated by end September.

Recent World Health statistics indicate that Malawi is one of the least vaccinated with only 1.1 million of it’s population vaccinated out of 19 million.

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