The Malaysian AIDS Council expresses its gratitude to partners and donors whose strong support over the years has helped to make the implementation of our programmes a success and we look forward to your continued support. Below is a sample of contributors who have provided MAC and its Partner Organisations with assistance in carrying out various activities in Malaysia.
Give2 Asia Grant/Johnson and Johnson Foundation
Give2 Asia Grant promotes and inspires philanthropy by delivering services that meet the needs of donors and the Asian communities they care about. Give2Asia serves nearly 3,000 donors in the United States. They work with corporations such as Johnson and Johnson and Pepso Co Foundation as well as individual donors wishing to support Asian causes. Johnson and Johnson Foundation in Malaysia provided funds to support some of the operational costs for three homes providing care to children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS. These homes â€“ Rumah Solehah in Kuala Terengganu, Nur City Centre in Kota Bharu, and Shelter Home project in Penang provided shelter and care to HIV+ women as well as children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS in 2007. In 2008, Johnson and Johnson continued to provide support to Nur City Centre in Kota Bharu in the form of shelter and care for single mothers and children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS.
World Vision Malaysia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. In 2008 and 2009, WV provided a grant to support Rumah WAKE 1, a shelter home for children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS. This home, run by the Women and Health Organisation Kuala Lumpur (WAKE), is the primary care provider to 15 children.
HIV/AIDS Technical Support Facility South East Asia & the Pacific
The HIV/AIDS Technical Support Facility (TSF) South East Asia and the Pacific was established to improve access to timely, high quality short-term technical assistance (TA) for scaling up national HIV and AIDS responses. TSF has continuously provided technical assistance to the Malaysian AIDS Council namely Building Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity for HIV/AIDS Programmes of Civil Society Organisations In Malaysia project in 2006, Strategic Planning for the MAC project in 2007, Organisational Development and Technical Capacity Building project for MAC in 2008 and Support Global Fund Round 9 Proposal Development for Malaysiaâ€™s project in 2009. These projects will assist MAC in converting its Strategic Plan into a viable and competitive grant proposal in line with Global Fund requirements.
The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) is a regional coalition of Men Having Sex with Men (MSM) and HIV community-based organisations, the government sector, donors, technical experts and the UN system. The main purpose is to advocate for political support and increase investment and coverage of HIV services in Asia Pacific.
The Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR)
AMFAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. AMFAR has provided funds to the Malaysian AIDS Council to conduct an assessment of HIV Prevalence and Risk Behaviour among men who have sex with men. As available data suggests HIV prevalence among MSM in Malaysia is increasing, although little information is available regarding the actual incidence or prevalence of HIV in the MSM community, nor regarding risk behaviours or knowledge of virus transmission/prevention. The objective of this project is to establish a HIV surveillance system for MSM in Kuala Lumpur to provide reliable epidemiologic data and establish a baseline for future, periodic surveys of MSM in Kuala Lumpur and other regions in Malaysia.
The Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI), a Swiss charitable foundation, awarded a grant to the Malaysian AIDS Council to support the participation of staff from MAC and its Partner Organisations to attend the Harm Reduction Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2008 to enhance capacity building efforts.
M.A.C AIDS Fund
The M.A.C AIDS Fund (MAF) and its spokesperson, singer Fergie, gave a big contribution to fight stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom, where new diagnoses of the virus have nearly tripled over the past 10 years. In 2008, M.A.C AIDS Fund provided financial assistance to Sanctuary, a halfway home for People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Sabah, Hospital Peer Support Programme by Kota Kinabalu AIDS Support Services Association (KASIH), Emotional Release Therapeutic Journey for HIV Affected Children by MAC as a pilot project; Breaking the Silence by Sarawak Family Planning Association (FPA) and International AIDS Memorial Day in 2008. In 2009, the Malaysian AIDS Council is looking forward to receiving additional funding from M.A.C AIDS Fund to finance projects implemented by our Partner Organisations.
Government Agency Funders
The Malaysian AIDS Council also receives funds from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development for the implementation of its various HIV prevention programmes in Malaysia.