Malaysian AIDS Council
The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) was established in 1992 to serve as an umbrella organisation to support and coordinate the efforts of non-governmental and other organisations working on HIV/AIDS issues in Malaysia. MAC works in partnership with government agencies, the private sector and international organisations to ensure a committed and effective response to HIV/AIDS issues in Malaysia.
MAC, comprising the Secretariat and its Partner Organisations, provides nationwide coverage of community-based HIV services and serves as the common voice for the communities served. Besides coordinating and streamlining programmes of its Partner Organisations, the MAC Secretariat also provides these organisations with the necessary training, funds and other resources to implement effective HIV/AIDS programmes within various communities in Malaysia.
The Secretariat helps to facilitate the activities of its Partner Organisations in:
Coordinating HIV/AIDS programmes through structured annual programme planning with the goal of reducing HIV vulnerability in key affected populations via prevention, care and support interventions
Capacity-building through training, programme management, financial, advocacy and technical (Secretariat Capacity Building process).
Advocacy with other stakeholders (other NGOs, networks, government agencies and private sector bodies) to instill a sense of urgency of HIV/AIDS and create an enabling environment for effective responses.
In 2017, The Registry of Societies Malaysia recognized the Malaysian AIDS Council as a society that complies with the Code of Good Governance.
A society free from the negative impact of HIV and AIDS where the AIDS epidemic is under control through comprehensive prevention, treatment, care, support and impact alleviation services particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalised populations.
The mission of the Malaysian AIDS Council is to represent, mobilise and strengthen non-governmental organisations and communities to ensure political commitment and effective response in a supportive environment at national and local levels. In scaling up its unified efforts, the Malaysian AIDS Council will work in partnership with government, private sector, international organisations and people living with HIV.