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Malaysian AIDS Council
Malaysian AIDS Council
(MAC, Malay: Majlis AIDS Malaysia) was established in 1992 under the Ministry of Health with a mission to represent, mobilise and strengthen non-governmental organisations and communities who were working with HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS
issues. The Malaysian AIDS Council began with an umbrella of 18 NGOs who were directly working on the various aspects of HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS
issues.

Contents

1 Objectives 2 Scope of work 3 Special
Special
projects 4 Malaysian AIDS Foundation 5 Organisations partner 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Objectives[edit] MAC complements and supports the government's efforts to maximise the community's response to HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS
and to maximise the usage of limited resources available. The primary objectives of MAC are to:[2]

Increase awareness of HIV/AIDS Prevent the spread of HIV Eliminate discrimination, stigma and prejudice associated with HIV/AIDS Promote and protect the rights of those made vulnerable to HIV/AIDS Ensure the highest possible quality of life for those with HIV/AIDS Provide care and support to individuals with HIV/AIDS

Scope of work[edit] MAC works with its partner organisations in a diverse range of activities from advocating and policy reforms; developing awareness and communication materials; creating public awareness campaigns; conducting and organising workshops and seminars; rolling out prevention and education programmes; providing care and support services and psychological counselling. Special
Special
projects[edit] MAC also works on special projects, including Needle and Syringe Programme (NSEP) which strives to reduce the unsafe practice of sharing needles and syringes by infected injecting drug users (IDU).[3] Malaysian AIDS Foundation[edit] The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) raises money and manages funds to support the activities of the Malaysian AIDS Council
Malaysian AIDS Council
and its Partner Organisations. Celebrities have lent their time and faces to generate monies for MAC, and large corporations, both international and local, from Standard Chartered Trust Fund [1], Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz
Malaysia
Malaysia
[2], Hong Leong Bank Bhd [3], L'Oreal
L'Oreal
Malaysia
Malaysia
[4], Shell [5], Levi Strauss Foundation [6].[4] Organisations partner[edit] MAC is led by an Executive Committee (EXCO) comprising ten elected representatives from the Partner Organisations which comprises a diverse range of associations, from the medical industry, religious based communities to the nation's legal institutes. The Partner Organisations that make up MAC are:[5]

AIDS Action and Research Group (AARG) Association of Malaysian Medical Assistants [7] Bar Council [8] Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia
Malaysia
(BMSM)[9] Catholic Welfare Services (CWS) Community AIDS Service Penang (CASP) [10] DiC Pahang Federation of Reproductive Health Associations, Malaysia
Malaysia
(FRHAM) [11] Harapan Komuniti Sdn Berhad He Intends Victory (M) Berhad Intan Drop-in Society, Teluk Intan (PKI) Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
AIDS Support Services (KLASS) Kota Kinabalu AIDS Support Services Association (KASIH) Malaysian CARE [12] Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) Malaysian Dental Association (MDA) [13] Malaysian Indian Youth Council (MIYC) [14] Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) [15] Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) [16] Malaysian Youth Council (MYC) [17] Malaysian Hindu Youth Council (MHYC) National Council of Women's Organisations (NCWO) Natural Therapy Centre (NTC) Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia
Malaysia
(O&G) [18] Persatuan Perantaraan Pesakit-Pesakit Kelantan (SAHABAT) Persatuan Insaf Murni Malaysia
Malaysia
(PIMM) Pertubuhan Masyarakat Prihatin (PRIHATIN) Pertubuhan Kebajikan Intan Zon Kehidupan Johor Bahru PT Foundation Sarawak AIDS Concern Society (SACS) [19] Selangor and Federal Territory Federation of Reproductive Health Associations, Malaysia Shekinah Home Services Sdn Bhd Soroptimist International Club of Bangsar (SICB) [20] St. John's Ambulance of Malaysia
Malaysia
(SJAM) [21] The Boys' Brigade In Malaysia
Malaysia
[22] Tenaganita Sdn Bhd (Tenaganita) [23] The Buddies of Ipoh [24] The Estates Hospital Assistants Association, Peninsular Malaysia (EHAA) The Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (SCA) [25] Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) [26] Women & Health Association of Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
(WAKE) Youth With A Mission Malaysia
Malaysia
(YWAM) [27]

See also[edit]

HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS
in Malaysia

References[edit]

^ "New AIDS council chief to push boundaries". Malay Mail. Retrieved 6 June 2016.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2009.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2009.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2009.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 

External links[edit]

Official website Malaysian AIDS Council
Malaysian AIDS Council
on Facebook Department of Public Ministry of Health Malaysia
Malaysia
- Section of AIDS/ STD, Division of Disease Control[permanen

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