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Friday, 23 August 2013 10:05

MANET + to hold National Conference next week

 By Solister Mogha

Lilongwe, August 21: The Malawi Network of People Living with HIV(MANET +) will from 28 to  29 August 2013 hold a national conference aimed at examining HIV national and local responses.

The conference will also reflect on future contributions towards the national response by People Living with HIV and key stakeholders.

Safari Mbewe, MANET+ Executive Director said the conference which is an annual event  will bring together representatives of national organisations of people living with HIV, development partners and government officials.

“the aim of the conference this year is to among other things mobilize  support for people living with HIV and those affected by the epidemic while also encourage government and nongovernmental organisations including the faith based organisations and  private sector take part in responding to the spread of the epidemic,” he explained.

He added, “During the conference concerned parties shall showcase some of the best experiences and promising practices related to implementation of HIV programmes in the country.”

 Mbewe hoped that the conference will find solutions to some of the challenges the organization and other institutions involved in the fight against HIV and AIDs are facing.

The conference organised under the theme “Quality Treatment now time for action “will be held at Riverside Hotel in Lilongwe.

Despite making some progress in the HIV sector, Mbewe bemoaned stigma and discrimination as the major challenge the country is facing.

 This, he said  has negatively affected in addressing problems that are related to HIV and AIDs as many Malawians fail to disclose their status for fear of being discriminated against.

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