Sep 26, 2017 Last Updated 1:25 PM, Sep 25, 2017


JFile: :read: Unable to open file:

Local NGO Intensifies HIV/AIDS Awareness In Malawi

Edna Tembo Edna Tembo Image taken by Blessings KANG'OMBE
Published in Local News
Read 679 times
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Communities Malawi’s central region district of Ntcheu are being challenged to be vigilant in disseminating messages that will lead to the elimination of gender based violence and HIV and AIDS amongst women in the district.

This is according to representatives of Coalition of Women Living with HIV and Aids in Malawi (COWLHA).

The development comes as the organisation is implementing a five year project with emphasis on women empowerment hence combating the pandemic.

Speaking to Capital FM, the organisations Executive Director is of the view that the awareness messages can help in reducing incidences of gender based violence as well as HIV and Aids amongst women.

Edna Tembo stated that women are subjected to torture and abuse from their husbands hence at risk of contracting the virus.

“In most cases, women do not have a say when it comes to negotiation safe sex with their husbands.

And with such cases our women are at a higher risk of contracting the virus in such circumstances,” Tembo explained.

Meanwhile, the organisation has trained over 100 community action groups from Traditional Authority Ganya to help in the dissemination of information on the effects of gender based violence.

The organisation is also hoping to reduce the HIV prevalence amongst women who are at risk of contracting the virus due to such evil acts.

The Coalition of Women Living with HIV and Aids in Malawi (COWLHA) was established in 2006.

It unites different groups of women as a civil society force dealing with issues of gender and women’s rights in context of HIV and AIDS that impact on the lives of women living with HIV.


  • Comment Link sniper fury hack tool sniper fury hack tool Monday, 25 September 2017 12:01

    Great, yahoo took me stright here. thanks btw for info. Cheers!

  • Comment Link Fiji Yacht Charter Fiji Yacht Charter Monday, 25 September 2017 10:45

    Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

  • Comment Link Scrap Metal Removal by Singletons Scrap Metal Removal by Singletons Monday, 25 September 2017 09:57

    I loved as much as you'll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this hike.

  • Comment Link Water treatment and process control Water treatment and process control Monday, 25 September 2017 08:17

    I was very pleased to find this web-site.I wanted to thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

  • Comment Link Absolute Healing Absolute Healing Monday, 25 September 2017 07:27

    Excellent goods from you, man. I've understand your stuff previous to and you're just too magnificent. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you're stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I can't wait to read far more from you. This is really a great site.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated.Basic HTML code is allowed.

Capital Tweets

Any data to display

Find Us on Facebook