The Ngoni chief will attend the conference at the invitation of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, a widely respected news organisation in the US. According to the invitation letter dated February 22 2013, the conference will examine global issues affecting women and girls where panellists will look at efforts to improve maternal health.
“Women in the World: Stories and Solutions will bring together global leaders to illuminate the challenges confronting women and girls in the coming decade, and spur innovative, concrete action in response to those challenges.
“We are delighted to invite Chief Mac Julio Kwataine Masina to participate as a panellist at this summit and appear on stage,” reads part of the letter.
Some of the confirmed participants include Oprah Winfrey, who will be talking about educating girls in Africa, Meryl Streep, Diane von Furstenberg, Yang Lan, and former president of Ireland Mary Robinson.
In an interview on Wednesday, Kwataine said he is expected to speak on maternal health and felt greatly honoured to talk about his safe motherhood work in Malawi.
“It is great that my work has also been recognised by some people in the US. They read about what I am doing in Malawi on reducing maternal mortality through Katie Dresser at Aspen Global Health and Development.
This is an opportunity for me to also learn about what other countries are doing on reducing maternal mortality and how to improve the health of our women,” said Kwataine.