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India gifts Essential & Anti- Cancer medicines to Malawi

Posted on: July 05, 2023 | Back | Print

High Commission of India

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On behalf of the People and Government of India, High Commissioner Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan handed over essential and anti-cancer medicines weighing 165 tons to the Hon’ble Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda at a ceremony held today at the Ministry of Health, Lilongwe. This gifting is intended to support the national health services of Malawi.

2. The medicines gifted include the second and last tranche of humanitarian assistance pledged by Government of India in the wake of devastation caused by Cyclone Freddy. The gifting of anti cancer medicine was one of the announcements made by Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs Shri V. Muraleedharan during his visit to Malawi last year.

3. Health is one of the important areas of cooperation between India and Malawi. Government of India has been regularly supporting Malawi in the field of Health. In the recent years, India has provided essential medicines worth US$ 3 Mn, 10 ambulances and 50,000 doses of Covid vaccines to Malawi besides gifting medical equipments such as mammography, ultra-sound machines and Bhabhatron Cancer treating machines.

4. India and Malawi enjoy longstanding, cordial and friendly relations and India is one of the close developmental partners of Malawi. The gifting of medicines is yet another manifestation of India’s unwavering commitment to support Malawi.

5 July 2023