On Saturday, 20th September 2014, Malawi launched the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial and the HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) Week at Nthemwa Primary school Ground in the area of Traditional Authority Dambe in Lilongwe under the theme “Let’s Keep the Light on HIV: Get Tested’.
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is an annual event commemorated worldwide to remember those people who died of AIDS.
It also provides an opportunity to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and advocate for commitment and community dialogue on HIV and AIDS.
His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, on Thursday, August 28, signed the Golden Ball of the Protect the Goal Campaign, thereby committing himself to the against HIV and AIDS.
President Mutharika signed the Golden Ball at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre in the presence of, among others, Ghanaian National Football Team Captain, Asamoah Gyan, who is the ambassador for the campaign in Ghana and renowned Ghanaian jazz saxophonist Steve Bedi who is also the Protect the Goal Goodwill Ambassador for Ghana.
The National AIDS Commission (NAC) has commended DREAM Project Malawi for its drive in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Commissioner Reverend Gertrude Kapuma, who represents the Faith Community on the NAC Board, made the remarks on Tuesday, August 5 when she visited DREAM antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinic at Mtengowanthenga Mission Hospital in Dowa District.
The 20th International AIDS Conference opens in Melbourne, Australia as delegates pay tributes to lost colleagues aboard flight MH 17
Some 12, 000 world leaders, researches, activists and policymakers from all corners of the world including delegates from Malawi, have gathered in Melbourne, Australia for the twentieth International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) which runs from 21st to 25th July 2014.
During the opening session held on Sunday, 20th July 2014, delegates applauded global progress made in the HIV and AIDS response.