MISSION, VISION, OBJECTIVES & VALUES

Our mission, vision, objectives and values are at the heart of our organisation implementation activities.

 

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STRATEGIES & APPROACHES

One Communities 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

 

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The ultimate goal of One Community is to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS and prevent new infections. One Community will do this by working to achieve three intermediate results:

  1. Utilization of high quality HIV care and support services improved for all beneficiary populations.
  2. Adoption of behaviours that reduce acquisition, transmission, and impact mitigation increased.
  3. Capacity of Malawian structures strengthened.

MISSION

The primary objective of One Community is to mitigate the impact of HIV and prevent new infections among priority populations to enable them to achieve their maximum potential as individuals and citizens of Malawi.

VISION

One Community envisions a Malawi filled with thriving communities where vulnerable children, adolescents and their families, people living with HIV and other priority populations are linked to high quality social and medical services and have the resiliency, social support, and ability to practice health-seeking behaviors.

In our vision, health services are not something separated from communities. Instead, they are key community assets, part of the network of relationships that individuals, families and communities can rely on.  Strengthening this network will result in improved clinical outcomes, reduction in HIV incidence, and improved quality of life among those most affected.

OUR VALUES

Our values guide what we do and how we work. It is within these values that One Community strives to build observably competent teams and constructive organisational cultures that allow us to deliver anticipated results.

Integrity and Accountability

 We recognize that we have been entrusted by our donors to deliver results and help in creating better futures for our priority populations; as such we operate honestly, transparently and ethically always striving to remain beyond reproach.

Collaboration and Community

We are aware that we do not operate in a vacuum and we are always looking for opportunities to collaborate with government departments, development partners and communities so as to complement existing structures and resources in the areas we work in.

People

 We work to make the lives of the people we work with better. We value and protect our beneficiaries, employees and partners by treating them with respect and dignity whilst continuously cultivating trust.

Innovation

We strive to fill existing gaps in the community health sector by developing creative solutions and adding value to existing viable approaches. We innovate with sustainability in mind so as to create lasting change backed by community ownership.

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.

graph imageOne 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
  • Vendors