PO Box 126, Behind Manguzi Lodge, Rumphi, Malawi
Call +265 88 509 1963 Email: hope4reliefmw@gmail.com

“Vyatose” For Us All HIV Prevention Project

The team working together to provide SRHR to the prisoners in Chitipa

The project is being implemented in Chitipa and Rumphi Districts in the Northern Region of Malawi, in particular at prisons for these Districts. 100% of those found HIV positive are referred to ART services.

Some of the activities done in this project includes:
• Education and Awareness Campaigns on HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and care in prisons.
• Voluntary Testing and Counseling Services
• Viral load Screening of HIV positive Prisoners
• Nutrition assessment and support for HIV positive prisoners
• Follow-up home visits

Achievements

  • 680 prisoners have been reached with information on HIV Prevention, treatment and care.
  • 324 prisoners tested for HIV and know their HIV .
  • 49 Prisoners were tested HIV positive and initiated on ART.
  • 25 blood samples for HIV positive prisoners were collected for viral load screening services at Chitipa District Hospital.
  • Nutrition status for 49 HIV positive prisoners were assessed.
  • 324 prisoners were educated on HTC and ART Services through focus group Awareness Discussions.

HIVOS will further support this project. This support will also include Capacity Strengthening in Advocacy, Financial Management and Monitoring and Evaluation of SRHR Programming.