The National AIDS Commission (NAC) has said Malawi is winning the war against HIV and AIDS.
NAC Executive Director, Dr. Thomas Bisika made the remarks when he addressed a global meeting on HIV Prevention held in Geneva, Switzerland from 10th to 11th April 2014.
The meeting was organized by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and was titled “Shaping a new phase in HIV prevention: towards sustainable action, innovation and accountability”
The International AIDS Society will convene the twentieth International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia from 20th to 25th July 2014. The National AIDS Commission (NAC) is coordinating Malawi’s participation at the conference.
Speaking on Friday, March 14, at the first preparatory meeting for the conference, NAC Executive Director, Dr Thomas Bisika said the conference presents an opportunity for Malawi not only to showcase her success stories in the response to HIV and AIDS but also to interact with global players including donors who support the Malawi HIV and AIDS programme.
Chairperson of the National AIDS Commission, Ms Mara Kumbweza Banda has applauded DREAM Project Malawi for the significant contribution it makes towards the National HIV and AIDS Response.
Ms. Kumbweza Banda made the remarks on Wednesday, March 12 when she, accompanied by NAC staff and members of the press, toured DREAM Project antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinic in Balaka district.
The National AIDS Commission (NAC) has handed over 670, 000 exercise books worth MK50 million to Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for distribution to primary schools.
Speaking when she officially handed over the materials, on Wednesday, February 26 at Maravi Primary School in the southern district of Chiradzulu, NAC Chairperson, Ms. Mara Kumbweza Banda acknowledged the great effort and commitment that various sectors including the education sector put in the implementation of HIV and AIDS programs in the country.