Malawi Network of AIDS Services Organisation (MANASO) says the organization is now receiving 30 percent of its funding from National AIDS Commission (NAC) following the pulling out of some donors such as Global Fund which has led to a decrease in funding for HIV and AIDS interventions.
MANASO Executive Director Abigail Dzimadzi said that a lot of plans for the organization have been left uncompleted due to limited resources and lack of adherence to treatment by HIV positive people.
She added that the organization has been struggling to disseminate the strategic plan to run from 2015-2020 to its members.
“The failure to adhere to treatment by HIV positive people is also a major factor contributing to decline in fight against HIV and AIDS in the country as some of the people are being treated by their faith leaders and automatically stop taking life longing drugs on the basis that they will be healed by prayers,” said Dzimadzi.
The executive director further said that the development has risen due to alleged misappropriation of resources at the commission.
However, the organizations members were compelled to realign their activities to meet a United Nations target by the year 2030.
Dzimadzi added that despite facing challenges they had managed to register 450 members this year as compared to 2014 when only 13 members registered to pay subscription fee.
She hailed the introduction of a strategic document that would help to improve linkages between community based organizations and non-governmental organizations.
“I plead to all my colleagues to use the available resources in considerate manner to so that we might win donor confidence,” said Dzimadzi.
MANASO is an organization established in 1996 and it acts as an umbrella body of civil society organizations working to fight against HIV and AIDS in the country.