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.
The Malawi Defense Force (MDF) on Saturday, February 8, officially launched Spouses Association, a grouping of soldiers’ spouses which aims at providing a platform to discuss HIV and AIDS issues, among other things.
At the same event, the MDF also launched a social behavior change communication project which aims at preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS among young people in the military.
The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in Malawi, the National AIDS Commission (NAC) and implementing partners of HIV and AIDS activities on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 held a joint review and planning meeting for the year 2014.
Speaking when she opened the meeting at NAC Secretariat in Lilongwe, the Secretary for Nutrition, HIV and AIDS in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Mrs Edith Mkawa called upon all stakeholders in the national response to HIV and AIDS in Malawi to work together in order to realise the three zeroes: zero new HIV infections; zero stigma and discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.
The National AIDS Commission on Friday, 17January 2013 handed over four new Toyota Hilux motor vehicles worth MK92 million to implementing partners of HIV and AIDS projects at a function held in Lilongwe.
Implementing partners who received the motor vehicles were the Interdenominational Pastoral Care Centre, the Department of Statutory Corporations, the Ministry Youth and Sports Development, and the Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi.
Speaking when she handed over the motor vehicles, the Chairperson of the NAC Board of Commissioners, Ms. Mara Kumbweza Banda said the Commission appreciates the great effort and commitment that various implementing partners put in the implementation of HIV and AIDS programs in the country.