About

MANERELA+ is a voluntary membership network of religious leaders living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS in Malawi. Its overall purpose is to reduce stigma, silence, denial, discrimination, inaction and miss-action (SSDDIM) with the faith community through the involvement of Religious Leaders living with or personally affected by HIV/AIDS as agents of change at both congregational and national level.

Mission

We exist to contribute towards the 3 zeros through fighting SSDDIM in religious institutions, congregations and local communities in Malawi.

Vision

A Malawi nation where there is zero AIDS related deaths, zero HIV transmission, zero stigma and discrimination and its related vulnerabilities.

Goal

To overcome HIV AIDS, its impact and other health related challenges in the faith community through the work of Religious Leaders living with and personally affected by HIV and AIDS.

Core Values

Programme Areas

Board Members

Fr. M.N. Banda
Chairperson
S.N. Chikombole Member
S.N. Chikombole
Member
Rev. A. Kuthyola Member
Rev. A. Kuthyola
Member
Rev. J. Jalakasi Vice Chairperson
Rev. J. Jalakasi
Vice Chairperson
G. Maonga
Member
Sh. H. Ngundende Member
Sh. H. Ngundende
Member
Fr. W. Kamandani Member
Fr. W. Kamandani
Member
Bishop ED. Mbewe Member
Bishop ED. Mbewe
Member
F. Kachale Member
Dr F. Kachale
Member
Dr. F.B. Makaula Member
Dr. F.B. Makaula
Member

Staff Members

Dennis Mseu
Executive Director
Yankho Banda
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Allie Mwachande
Finance & Administration Manager
Chisomo Chaweza
Program Officer
Mphatso Kagalu
Finance & Administration Officer
Pastor Clement Phiri
District Supervisor
Harold Kachepatsonga
Program Officer
Joseph Nthondwe
District Supervisor​
Carolyn Kassam
Program Director
Potipher Kamanga
Office Assistant
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Why work with us

MANERELA+ recognizes that HIV and AIDS are not simply medical issues but it is a workplace issue as well, which threatens the economic stability and social welfare of its employees and their families and communities. MANERELA+ will promote a workplace environment that encourages and supports HIV and AIDS prevention, care, support and treatment for all employees.

Fastest Work

Provide the (best services) to staff and their families who are infected and/or affected by HIV and AIDS within the budget and other limitations.

High Skill

Promote awareness and enforcement of gender equality within the workplace and the effects of gender on HIV and AIDS.

Clean Work

Respect an employee’s confidentiality with respect to their HIV status as well as their family’s.

Proper Take Care

Recognize that HIV is preventable and that the workplace needs to promote effective prevention efforts.

Let's envision a Malawi nation where "SSDDIM" are defeated and new HIV infections controlled.

MANERELA+ endeavors to fight HIV and AIDS related stigma and discrimination within faith communities and promote rights of marginalized groups vulnerable to HIV infection and re-infection.