a Community Initiative for a HIV Free Generation


Year of completion: 2018
Location: Luwerezi, Malawi

What is needed to make sure zero babies are born HIV positive in Luwerezi, Mzimba? Help a Child and Livingstonia Synods Aids Program (LISAP) completed a three year program with funding from the Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) to bring down the transmission of HIV from parent to child. The community initiative was about involving both mother and father. Knowing your HIV status together and what to do to prevent the virus to be passed on to your child is where it starts. It is possible and it is one of the successes of the project that was completed.

The project was implemented between April 2015 and March 2018 in Luwerezi, Northern Malawi.

Key results

45% -> 92%

Women making use of anenatal care

20% -> 86%

Fathers joining women to antenatal care

43 from 44

Baby's from HIV mothers tested negative

Every footstep counts

“When they find a pregnant couple, they report to me. Then I go and counsel them that they schould start antenatal care in good time.”

Watch the 4 min. documentary ‘Every footstep counts’ about Mother Buddy Oreen Phiri.