MP Shawa urges adoption of Malawi Parly committee recommendations on HIV/AIDS

Chairman of the Parliament Committee on HIV/AIDS and Nutrition Rabson Chihaula Shawa has asked Government to take into consideration of its recommendations in its report on the progress of Delivery of HIV and AIDS and nutrition Services in the country.

The report is expected to be delivered into parliament next week which shall subsequently be open for debate for members of the House.

In his address to Parliament, Shawa said the recommendations highlighted in the report could be of significant help if taken on board.

“The committee notes of the continuous governments help in fighting HIV and looks forward for its continuous support,” he said

Shawa: Recommendations
Shawa: Recommendations

“But if the recommendations that are highlighted in the report could be adopted; it could be of significant help,” said Shawa.

The Chairman elaborated that the findings in its report were established through round table discussions with various stakeholders, field visits.

The main objectives of the meetings was for the committee to see of the delivery services in various health facilities and to be appraised of staffing, HIV testing, therapy services amongst others.

In his presentation, Shawa said the committee found out different challenges faced in the system

“Much as there had been varying challenges established; the main challenge that was found to be common was lack of funding,”

“Out of this many facilities failed to procure CD4 count machines, to recruit more health personnel, failed to procure and service new ambulances, improve the health workers conditions and adhere to policy,” he said.

The committee also highlighted initiates taken by private health facilities in provision of condoms and youth friendly services and faith based organizations delivering various services without pay.

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