Since 1996, MANASO is the leading membership organization playing a unique role as an enabling agent to facilitate Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to collectively and accountably work together to advance the fight against HIV and AIDS in Malawi. MANASO is registered under the laws of Malawi and complies with statutory requirements by registering and restoring annually with NGO Board and CONGOMA
Our Area Of Focus
Our Areas Of Expertise
MANASO ultimately aspires to achieve a Malawian society free of HIV and AIDS, and therefore the many associated issues such as, but not limited to: stigma, discrimination, and gender inequality.
HIV / AIDS
MANASO since 1996 has been working as an enabling organization in coordinating all CSOs in HIV/AIDS response
MANASO advocates for improved family planning services in line with the FP 2020 commitments concept which states “No parenthood before adulthood”
Malawi is a high burden TB country, which is driven primarily by HIV infection. Malawi has registered significant progress in the prevention
Malaria is endemic throughout Malawi and continues to be a major public health problem with an estimated 6 million cases occurring annually.
MANASO is working with National AIDS Commission (NAC) in the COVID-19 response.
Nutrition and Humanitarian Response
Although not at a great magnitude, MANASO through its network members disseminate vital information regarding nutrition and HIV/AIDS. Community groups through support groups encourage those on ART treatment to ensure they are eating balanced diets to maintain their good health.
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community monitoring and mobilization of resources.
MANASO STRATEGIC PLAN
MANASO Network members are the primary mechanism for the engagement of community and civil society in Malawi’s HIV and health sector at national district and sub district levels. MANASO works to improve the health status of Malawians, with special focus to developing and supporting community systems that aim to reduce of new HIV infections, increasing access to ART and supporting treatment adherence for people on HIV treatment.