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Harry visiting remote health clinic in Malawi

The duke is coming to the end of a 10-day visit to southern Africa with wife Meghan and their son Archie.

The Duke of Sussex (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The Duke of Sussex (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

By Tony Jones, PA Court Correspondent in Blantyre, Malawi

The Duke of Sussex will visit a health centre in Malawi to learn about the challenges it faces serving the local community.

Harry will tour the Mauwa Health Centre, a remote clinic serving around 23,000 residents in southern Malawi.

Staff will explain the benefits of the pharmacy-in-a-box project employed at the centre – prefabricated, solar-powered and air-conditioned storage facilities for medicines, installed by the British and US governments.

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Harry in Malawi (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Health workers say the storage facilities have reduced theft and waste of medicines, increased staff motivation and provided more physical space for other medical services.

Harry will meet Health Advisory Committee chairman Michael Lipenga and learn about the services, needs and challenges of the Mauwa Health Centre.

The duke will also have the opportunity to meet two mothers who are patients at the centre.

Harry is coming to the end of a 10-day visit to southern Africa with wife Meghan and their son Archie.

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