In the newly constituted cabinet of the Malawi government, President Peter Mutharika has appointed individuals active in the health sector to head various dockets. Hon. Grace Chiumia a member of the Network of African Parliamentary Committees on Health (NEAPACOH), has been appointed Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture, while Hon. Paul Chibingu, former Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Health in Malawi, is now the Minister for Home Affairs and Internal Security. AFIDEP has engaged the two Malawian politicians through its support and participation in the annual meetings of NEAPACOH (formerly SEAPACOH).