US First Lady Melania Trump to Visit Malawi

United States first lady Melania Trump will visit Malawi during the first week in October, on her first major solo international trip aimed at promoting child welfare.

Mrs. Trump, the wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, said that she looks forward to promoting the message of her “Be Best” child-welfare initiative during the trip.

She launched the campaign in May to focus on overall child well-being, with an emphasis on opioid addiction and online behavior.

“October 1 will mark the first day of my solo visit to four beautiful and very different countries in Africa,” she told a reception in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

The White House said the trip will focus on maternal and newborn care in hospitals, education for children, and the role the United States plays in helping each country to become self-sufficient.

Malawi is one of the African countries that work closely with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) which is helping organize the trip.

Mrs. Trump will also make stops in Ghana, Kenya and Egypt.

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