Project Child Malawi has embarked on sensitisation meetings in the Southern Region on the need for pregnant mothers to go for HIV tests in health facilities.
Executive director of the organisation, Mussa Zalira, disclosed this during a zero discrimination and HIV open day in Ndirande, Blantyre, recently.
The campaign targets women and married, including discordant couples in line with its core focus on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT).
“We want to protect the next generation that is why we are also targeting discordant couples. Basically, we have been to Blantyre, Balaka and Thyolo spreading the same messages,” said Zalira.
He said the organisation is also installing facilities in health centres and clinics to ensure that PMTCT services are accessible.
“The unborn child has the right to live, hence the need for care for him/her to survive. How they survive depends on prevention of mother-to-child transmission,” he said.