Mwanza: Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) on Friday joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Aids Day in Mwanza.
In an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana), Marketing Communications Manager for the organization, Wilma Chalulu said that her organization is also affected by the pandemic.
“Our organization puts the welfare of its staff at heart. This is why we are advising them to protect themselves from getting the virus that causes Aids and also encouraging them to go for blood testing to know their status,” explained Chalulu.
She also commended management of her organization for introducing what she described as special work place policy whereby an exclusive package of medical scheme for all staff members was put in place regardless of their ranks just to ensure that medical treatment is accessed by all.
The In-charge of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) who is also Prevention from Mother to Child and Treatment (PMCT) Coordinator for Mwanza District Hospital, Lloyd Mbaza encouraged participants to go for self testing method if they find it difficult to go for the service at established centres.
Blood testing was also conducted at the function which was patronized by among others traditional leaders and stakeholders at the entry point into Malawi from Mozambique.
In Malawi, World Aids Day is commemorated on 1st December every year in order to remind communities on its existence, impact and how to combat it.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA