One Community began on December 9, 2015, and will conclude implementation on December 8, 2020.
One Community believes that communities in Malawi can play a key role in health care delivery, improve linkages with facilities and monitor quality of services. Our innovative approaches bring community and health systems together in stronger partnership to address gaps that exist and ensure that every person at highest risk for HIV receives needed care and services.
Guided by the socio-ecological model, One Community’s overriding strategy is to create HIV-competent communities, families and individuals. One Community (One C) will achieve this by linking the actions of individuals to the actions of families and communities, the services available to them, and the norms, policies and social structures that govern them. One C operationalizes this strategic approach through four major program components: social and behaviour change communication (SBCC), orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), community health and social services (CHSS), and coordination and capacity building.
One Community targets its interventions towards:
- Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and OVC Care Givers
- Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and their typical male sexual partners
- People living with HIV (PLHIV) including Youth living with HIV (YLHIV)
- Fishing communities
- Estate Workers