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Malawi National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan 2011-2016


The Malawi National  HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (NSP 2011 – 2016) is a follow up of the National HIV and AIDS Action Framework (NAF 2005– 2009), which was extended to 2011. The NSP seeks to provide continued guidance to the national response to HIV and AIDS, building to work done in the past decade. It is informed by the findings of the Community and Stakeholder consultations the National HIV and AIDS Policy Review (March 2001), the Malawi Growth and Development strategy (2011 – 2016) and the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSP) 2011– 2016; as well as developments in medical and scientific knowledge.


Success Story - Towards Universal Access to Comprehensive Sexual & Reproductive Health Services: Malawi's Implementation of MPoA: Summarised Report

Why Document Malawi?
This report aims to articulate the positive lessons that are emerging from Malawi as Government operationalizes the Maputo Plan of Action which it domesticated in 2007. The report discusses lessons learnt from Government’s programmes and  interventions that are aimed at achieving the SRH related targets that it has  set for itself in the Roadmap for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and  Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity in Malawi (2007) .

MALAWI: No money, no services

JOHANNESBURG, 1 July 2009 (PlusNews) - An inability to access adequate funding is crippling efforts by community-based organisations (CBOs) to help some of Malawi's most vulnerable children.

A Study of the Outcomes of the Take-Home Food Rations for OVCs in Comunities Affected by AIDS in Malawi: Research Report

A Study of the Outcomes of the Take-Home Food Rations for OVCs in Comunities Affected by AIDS in Malawi, UNICEF, WFP, IDS, Research for Equity and Community Health Trust (Malawi), May 2008


This research project was developed to answer the question of whether and how take-home food rations, delivered through schools and conditional on school attendance, can improve the lives and prospects for vulnerable children, their carers and other household members in communities heavily affected by AIDS. The study also aims to inquire into whether any aspects of the programmes may inadvertently compromise the welfare of some children, or fail to reach or meet the needs of certain intended beneficiaries, or equally/more vulnerable children who are not currently targeted. The specific purpose of the study was to research the outcomes of take-home food rations (THR) programmes, supported by the World Food Programme (WFP), in terms of whether and how they benefit children and their carers in areas related to food security, and educational and family support for the child.

Malawi Directory of Development Organisations

Guide to International Organisations, Governments, Private Sector, Development Agencies, Civil Society, Universities, Banks,, Microfinance Institutions and Development Consulting Firms

Malawi HIV/AIDS Action Framework 2005 - 2009

The National HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework expired at the end of October 2004, necessitating the development of a new National HIV/AIDS Action Framework to guide the national response. This National HIV/AIDS Action Framework (NAF) 2005 - 2009 is a culmination of the End of Term Review of the National Strategic Framework (NSF). While the review acknowledged the achievements during the past five years, it also recognised the challenges and the gaps in the response. These gaps exist in service coverage for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support.


The biggest challenge is to translate universal awareness of HIV/AIDS into behaviour change. Despite awareness of the modes of HIV transmission, during the past five years prevalence rates have stabilised but remained high. Moreover, mitigation interventions have largely remained undeveloped, and treatment is an emerging, critical issue that needs to be addressed.

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