MAC is committed to creating an environment free from the negative impacts of HIV/AIDS for Malaysia, through strengthening and mobilizing civil society organisations, as well as giving them proper representation.
Since the HIV epidemic was first established in 1986, a total of 65,235 cases of HIV have been cumulatively reported in the Malay Muslim community, which constitute 71% of the total caseload. Recognising the low level of engagement of Islamic religious authorities in the community-based…
The aim of the seminar was to engage high level officials in considering alternative options to the current mandatory treatment and rehabilitation system for managing drug using offenders in the country.
This seminar provided the opportunity to share experiences from different countries and encourage new thinking at a time where the Malaysian government has already successfully implemented harm reduction measures and is in the process of scaling these up.