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Dr Joyce Banda

Former President of Malawi

Dr. Joyce Banda, Malawi’s first female President and Africa’s second, is a long-standing, multiple award-winning champion of women’s and girls’ rights. Her foundation has improved education, maternal health and women’s rights and empowerment for 1.3 million Malawians. She has regularly been voted one of the most powerful women in Africa.


- African Leadership Award for the sustainable end of hunger (1997)

- Women of Distinction Global Leadership in Politics Award (2015)



Member of the Steering Committee  of the fight against counterfeit medicines of the Brazzaville Foundation



- Participation in the Lomé Summit and the launch of the Lomé Initiative against Medicines that kill

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