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Eric Mcheka

National Association for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi (NAPHAM) - 2014 Fellow

Eric holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from the University of Malawi, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has more than 12 years’ experience in development and communication, with a specific focus on HIV/AIDS and disability. This work included the development of the first ever television program on HIV-positive living, Tisawasale, targeting persons with hearing impairment. Later, Eric joined NAPHAM where he’s been in charge of training, monitoring and evaluation, and resource mobilization.

Fellowship Focus: Eric called attention to the need for accelerated scale up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in Malawi. He engaged key stakeholders in government, media and civil society to push for accelerated scale-up. In particular, he trained journalists, rallied civil society to prioritize VMMC advocacy in their work, and engaged lawmakers to build demand for VMMC and ensure that it is incorporated into Malawi’s national HIV prevention strategy.

Eric's Media Advocacy
Malawi Should Accelerate VMMC

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