Malawi Medical Journal
College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi
Vol. 24, No. 3, 2012, pp. 52-55
Bioline Code: mm12014
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2012, pp. 52-55
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HIV and AIDS workplace interventions; Gaps between policy and practice at the College of Medicine.|
Soko, D.; Umar, E.; Noniwa, T. & Lakudzala, A.
This study set out to identify gaps between policy and practice of HIV and
AIDS workplace interventions in the University of Malawi, in particular
College of Medicine in line with the UNIMA HIV and AIDS policy.
The main objective was to establish whether the HIV and AIDS workplace
interventions at College of Medicine were in line and guided by the
University of Malawi HIV and AIDS policy.
This was a cross sectional qualitative study. A random sample of
25students and 15 members of staff were interviewed using in-depth
interviews. Interviews were tape-recorded and data was analyzed using
thematic content analysis.
There are a number of activities relating to HIV and AIDS in place while
others are still in the pipeline, however the majority of respondents did
not know about the UNIMA HIV and AIDS policy or any HIV and
AIDS activities that are guided by the policy. This is due to lack of interest
on their part or lack of knowledge on the existence of the workplace
The COM HIV and AIDS committee should strive to fast track key
programme areas such as VCT centre and clinic and coordination of
different activities to increase programme visibility and patronage.
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