Malawi

A child holds up a banner reading "HIV Free Generation" at a 2016 World AIDS Day mass community event in Blantyre, Malawi. © 2016 Nandi Bwanali/ONE COMMUNITY, Courtesy of Photoshare

AIDSFree Activities in Malawi

  • Community-Based and Civil Society Initiatives for PMTCT and Pediatric Treatment: Through its PMTCT and Pediatric Treatment portfolios, AIDSFree is providing technical assistance and other support to countries to strengthen community-based and civil-society initiatives. In Malawi, AIDSFree is working with MANET+ to strengthen the organization’s technical and organizational capacity to respond to the 90-90-90 targets.
  • VMMC Service Delivery in Malawi: Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is an important combination prevention intervention. AIDSFree will work with the Ministry of Health in Malawi to provide VMMC service delivery in the Southern Region, contributing to USAID & PEPFAR’s goal of accelerated VMMC service scale-up.
  • VMMC Online Training Hub: Competency of health care workers is a critical requirement for safe, efficient, and high-quality VMMC service delivery. AIDSFree has developed an online learning management system to improve training accountability and outcomes for VMMC providers. This system will complement the hands-on practical training that providers receive. Benefits of this novel training platform include: (1) The VMMC Online Training Hub will standardize curriculum content and will ensure consistent delivery. (2) The system will create a trainee database to track providers’ training dates, time since course completion, competency scores, and strengths and weaknesses. (3) The system will facilitate follow-up with trainees to introduce new/updated information, certify ongoing competencies, remediate weaknesses, and track post-training service delivery volumes.