Associations and Networks of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Malawi hold the first Joint Annual General Meeting
The Malawi Network of People Living with HIV (MANET+), National Association of People Living with HIV in Malawi (NAPAHAM), Coalition of Women Living with HIV (COWLHA), Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS (MANERELA+), Teachers Living Positively (T’LIPO), Health Care Workers Living with HIV (HECAWLP) and the Network of Journalists Living with HIV (JONEHA) have for the first gathered together to hold the 2014 Annual General Meetings (AGMs). The annual general meetings will run from 10th to 12th December 2014, at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.
On Thursday, 27th November 2014, the Minister of Health, Honourable Jean Kalirani, M.P. officially opened the 2014 health, HIV and AIDS research and best practices dissemination conference at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.
The aim of the conference which has been jointly organized by the College of Medicine and National AIDS Commission is to discuss recent research findings in health and various HIV and AIDS interventions as a way of promoting use of research evidence in the design of public health interventions.
The Presidential Advisor on Safe Motherhood, HIV and AIDS, Madam Callister Mutharika, says Malawi has registered tremendous progress in the management of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment programmes.
Madam Mutharika pronounced this on Thursday, 29th October in Lilongwe when she officially opened the Joint Annual Review of the National Response to HIV and AIDS for the 2013 to 2014 financial year.
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 Mchinji 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.