The Malawi Network of People Living with HIV (MANET+) in conjunction with its member organizations will hold a national conference for people living with HIV (PLHIV) from Wednesday, August 28 to 29 at Riverside Hotel in Lilongwe.
The aim of the conference is to share experiences in the implementation of HIV programmes as a contribution towards the national response to HIV and AIDS by PLHIV, according to MANET+ executive director, Safari Mbewe.
The theme for the conference is “Quality Treatment Now-Time for Action”.
Safari said the conference will bring together representatives of national organizations of PLHIV and key stakeholders in the country, including the government and development partners in the HIV national response.
“The PLHIV conference is an annual event that aims at mobilizing support for people living with HIV and those that are affected by the epidemic; and encourage government, non-governmental organizations, faith based organizations, private and public companies, communities and individuals to take part in responding to the epidemic,” said Mbewe.
He also said the conference will offer MANET+ and its member organizations a platform to showcase some of their best experiences and promising practices related to the implementation of HIV programmes in the country.
“The conference will critically examine HIV national and local responses and reflect on future contributions towards the national response by PLHIV and key stakeholders,” said he.