Nigel Evans, Member of Parliament for the Ribble Valley and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons hosted a lunch for Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, President of the Republic of Malawi in the Houses of Parliament to discuss the aid Malawi will receive from the UK to help tackle HIV. His Excellency Chief Justice Richard Banda, SC was also in attendance at the lunch.
Speaking from Westminster Mr. Evans said,
“It was a great pleasure to meet with Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda today to discuss, amongst other issues, the importance of reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS. I am very pleased to hear that the International Development Secretary has announced that the UK will be giving Malawi £37 million in aid to help fight HIV and to increase the supply of medication to the country.
“The meeting today was fascinating and it I feel that it is important to hear what countries such as Malawi are doing to lessen the growth of HIV. I hope that Her Excellency had a wonderful time today at Westminster.”