Why Preventing HIV in Adolescent Girls and Young Women Is Critical for Malawi
Amb. Virginia Palmer, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, is a powerful champion for addressing the needs of adolescent girls and young women as the fulcrum for all development goals. We asked her to reflect on efforts in Malawi to control the AIDS epidemic through DREAMS, a public-private partnership designed to prevent new infections in this population. She emphasized the importance of empowering them with education, health and community interventions. Such an approach is necessary to curb the HIV crisis in Malawi, which in turn impacts all other U.S. development programs, and ultimately global health security.
Hosted by Janet Fleischman. Produced by Cathryn Streifel. Edited by Ribka Gemilangsari.