Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia is in Tanjung Piai. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to a number of endemic species.

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Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia is in Tanjung Piai. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to a number of endemic species.

The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) was established in 1992 to serve as an umbrella organisation to support and coordinate the efforts of non-governmental and other organisations working on HIV/AIDS issues in Malaysia. MAC works in partnership with government agencies, the private sector and international organisations to ensure a committed and effective response to HIV/AIDS issues in Malaysia.

 

MAC, comprising the Secretariat and its Partner Organisations, provides nationwide coverage of community-based HIV services and serves as the common voice for the communities served. Besides coordinating and streamlining programmes of its Partner Organisations, the MAC Secretariat also provides these organisations with the necessary training, funds and other resources to implement effective HIV/AIDS programmes within various communities in Malaysia.

 

The Secretariat helps to facilitate the activities of its Partner Organisations in:

 

  • Coordinating HIV/AIDS programmes through structured annual programme planning with the goal of reducing HIV vulnerability in key affected populations via prevention, care and support interventions.

  • Capacity-building through training, programme management, financial, advocacy and technical (Secretariat Capacity Building process).

  • Advocacy with other stakeholders (other NGOs, networks, government agencies and private sector bodies) to instill a sense of urgency of HIV/AIDS and create an enabling environment for effective responses.

Key activities under SKPA in Malaysia

  1. Establishment of community led PrEP services

  2. Scale up HIV self testing in Malaysia

  3. Build virutal/Online support system for sexualised drug users

  4. Capacity building support for NGOs and CBOs for transition

  5. Stigma  and discrimination reduction in health care settings

  6. Gender review; development of action plan and implementation of recommendations

  7. Capacity building and training for responder counsellors

  8. Building virtual/online support system for establishment of PLHIV network and youth network

Bangkok Office

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations 
138/8 Sukhumvit 33, Klongton-nua,

Wattana, Bangkok 10110

Phone: +66 2 023 0966

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