Following a meeting with a delegation of the DREAM Program, the new deputy minister of health in Malawi, desired to have an informal visit to the Blantyre center.
During the visit, she said that she was very impressed by the beauty of the center and the enthusiasm of so many Malawian women who take care of other patients, especially children. And that this is definitely a new approach in the country that opens up a new culture of solidarity and fight against stigma, which is spreading in society.
She also expressed great appreciation for the sophisticated molecular biology laboratory.
She asked DREAM to help the country’s health system implement other similar laboratories, of which there is great need for the care of the many AIDS patients. She then scheduled some technical meetings at the Ministry of Health, for DREAM to share its know-how and experience to support the reinforcement of the network of laboratories in the country.
Before leaving, she extended a special greeting to the activists, thanking them for their work and encouraging them to continue taking care of the center. To work for it to remain pleasant and welcoming for the future years, since it is a valuable asset for Malawi.
Finally, she thanked the Community of Sant’Egidio and the volunteers who come from Italy for work and friendship with her country. She promised that she will return soon with a delegation from the Ministry of Health, aiming to show the importance of the DREAM model for the country, in its struggle against AIDS.