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Picturing Life in Malawi Africa: A Conversation with Emily Phiri Chintu

Steve Scher
06/20/2007 at 10:00 a.m.

AIDS is a big problem in Malawi, Africa. It is estimated that tens of thousands of Malawians die each year from the disease. A program was launched in 2004 to address the crisis, but it still an uphill road. Today we'll hear of one grassroots organization's efforts help. Also, tourist brochures call Malawi 'the warm heart of Africa.' Why? What is it like to live there?

Our Canadian correspondent, Vaughn Palmer, joins us with the latest news from the north.

Follow-up: If you would like to get in touch with Emily Phiri–Chintu in Malawi, send an email to

Emily Phiri Chintu is the Executive Director of the Kunyanja Development Organization (KUDO) in Malawi, Africa. The grass–roots foundation works to improve the lives of villagers in the Nkhata Bay region of northern Malawi. Additionally, Emily sits on the Board of Directors for the Tukombo Girls School and serves as site manager for the Honorable Aleke Banda; the elected representative to Parliament. Her interests focus on orphan care and children, AIDS and health care, education, and agriculture.
Vaughn Palmer is the political correspondent for the Vancouver Sun.

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