As Malawi joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Aids Day on 1 December, 2018, Ministry of health has introduced HIV self test.

Reading a ministerial Statement in Parliament, Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi said the self test initiative has been introduced to reach a 100 % record of people who know their sero status.

Muluzi said the test kits are meant for those that are literate for easy following of instructions.

“The self test materials will be widely available in the country,” Muluzi said.

In her remarks, Member of Parliament for Salima North West Jessie Kabwila pleaded with the minister to do something on the increased number of youths who are living with HIV.

This year’s World AIDS day commemoration was held at Jenda in Nzimba district.