Malawi Network of AIDS Service Organisations (MANASO), together with Civil Social Advocacy forum (CSAF) is implementing Community led Monitoring (CLM) project with funding from the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UNAIDS. The project is being implemented in 30 PEPFAR health facilities in the 6 districts of Blantyre, Chikwawa, Thyolo, Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzimba North.  

CLM is providing communities with an opportunity to design, implement and carry out routine, ongoing monitoring of the quality and accessibility of HIV treatment and prevention services. Active contribution from the community will enable them to come up with solutions and approaches that help to ensure quality HIV services, and in turn improving patient experience and ultimately, patient outcomes.

The project has the following objectives:

  1. To create a system for monitoring the quality of HIV and TB services offered in selected PEPFAR sites.
  2. To generate evidence through community led monitoring to inform decision makers at all levels to initiate change in HIV/TB practices, policies, laws, programs, services, social norms and values for the improvement of health services in all facilities.
  3. To use evidence generated from community monitoring to improve PEPFAR and national program performance and quality of services being provided.
  4. To strengthen CSOs’ capacity to independently conduct community and facility- based monitoring tied to specific interventions for systematic change.

Progress to date

  • Development of data collection tools to monitor HIV, TB, SRHR and KP services and client satisfaction in the selected PEPFAR health facilities.
  • Capacity building of community members to monitor health facilities.
  • Data collection (quantitative and qualitative). 
  • Documentation of individual testimonies and lived stories.

Recorded Wins

CLM data is used to inform development of “Liu Lathu mu COP21” for October 2021 PEPFAR cycle. To access the ‘Liu Lathu Mu COP21’ document, click below