MDF Community Leading the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

MDF Community Leading the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) as a community lives this year’s national theme for the World Aids Day, let communities lead by spreading love and showing solidarity in ending AIDS.

According to the Head of Coordination at the National Aids Commission (NAC), Ms Tione Chilemba the MDF has proved to be one of the institutions that holistically integrate HIV/AIDS interventions in their work in the country.

She said this on 5 December, 2023 at the MDF HIV/AIDS Open Day marking the commemoration of this year’s World Aids Day and International Aids Candlelight for the MDF at the Kamuzu Barracks football ground in Lilongwe.

“My hat off for you men and women in uniform of the Malawi Army. You are doing quite a lot as evidenced by the displays at the pavilions. All presenters showed a high degree of knowledge of what they were saying. No one seemed to me as telling us what we want to hear but they spoke from deep down their hearts indicating that they really know their work in the fight against the pandemic. What remains now is for very member of the MDF community to make use of the services. Having grown up near Cobbe Barracks, I appreciate what you go through but for those that were there in around early 1990s will agree with me that the pandemic caused a lot of havoc in MDF. So, to have ourselves at the level we are, we can see light at the end of the tunnel but it requires every one of us to take up our responsibility so that we finish the race of ending AIDS,” she said.

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