The Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, Right Honourable Khumbo Kachali says Malawi has the tools to stop AIDS-related deaths.
Right Honourable Kachali made the remarks at Mwanza Community Centre Ground in Mwanza district on Sunday, 19 May when he led Malawians in commemorating the 2013 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial.
“We have the tools and means to end AIDS. As a country we want to ride on the ‘treatment for prevention movement’,
“Malawi has the potential to stop the AIDS epidemic” – NAC Board Chair, Ms Mara Kumbweza Banda
National AIDS Commission Chairperson, Ms Mara Kumbweza Banda, says with the recent advances in biomedical HIV prevention and antiretroviral treatment and, Malawi has the potential to stop the epidemic.
Ms Mara Kumbweza Banda said this on Thursday in Blantyre when she officially opened the joint mid-year review of the National Response to HIV and AIDS for the 2012 to 2013 financial year.
Chairperson of the National AIDS Commission, Ms Mara Kumbweza Banda says the fight against HIV and AIDS can be won through effective interventions at the community level where the majority of the Malawian population lives.
Ms Kumbweza Banda said this when she officially handed over eight motorcycles valued at MK26.5 million to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development at NAC Headquarters in Lilongwe.
The World Bank has committed to support Malawi in the prevention of HIV and AIDS and reduction of child malnutrition through a new US$80 million Nutrition, HIV and AIDS project. The project aims at improving the nutritional status of mothers and children; and to prevent the further spread of HIV in the population, including prevention of mother to child transmission of the virus.
Speaking when he signed the agreement on behalf of the Malawi Government, Minister of Finance, Honourable Dr. Ken Lipenga said the government appreciates the true partnership that exists between the people of Malawi and our development partners including the World Bank.