About Us

LICO spreads knowledge on Preventing Mother to child transmission (PMTCT), promotes healthy living and the proper use of medicines. It also headlines the fabrication and use of sustainable and environmentally friendly briquettes in order to halt deforestation. Although both areas might seem (at first glance) far apart, they greatly underline Life Concern Organisation’s holistic approach to problem in Rumphi. As voiced in their mission statement: “LICO exists to ensure better health and development of the marginalised and vulnerable local populations”. 

Vision

Empowered community free from HIV and AIDS, Poverty and defending the rights of children.

Mission

To strengthen community development systems in addressing community development challenges including health (HIV/AIDS) and poverty affecting women, girls and children.

Values

Transparency, Accountability, Sustainability, Integrity, Trustworthy and Unity of purpose.

Key Areas of Focus

HIV/AIDS programs, with focus on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT).

  • Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights targeting youth.
  • Climate change with focus on promotion of renewable energy resources. Through women briquette making project.

PMTCT (Prevention of Mother-to-Child-Transmission)

For mothers to know their HIV status, living healthy during their pregnancy and taking PMTCT medication, the chances of their unborn child contracting HIV during pregnancy is greatly reduced.

Activities (Current projects): PMTCT

In this area LICO is building capacity of health staff and community volunteers through PMTCT training in the following:

  • PMTCT / ART (Antiretroviral Therapy: drugs taken by HIV patients to keep HIV in check)