Life Concern Organization (LICO) is a non-profit-making non-governmental organization based in Rumphi district in the northern region of Malawi. It was established in 2008 and it is registered with the government of Malawi under the Trustee Incorporation Act (Certificate No TR/INC 4822). The organization is also registered with the Council for Non-Governmental Organizations in Malawi (CONGOMA) and the NGO board. The organization was established by the board of trustees in consultation with the local people from Rumphi District. LICO strives to achieve the following four goals:
- Contribute Towards Prevention of New HIV Infections and Provision of Care and Support Services to People Living With HIV/AIDS and TB.
- Enhanced access and uptake of comprehensive quality SRHR services among communities.
- Reduced gender-based violence through the promotion of rights and economic empowerment activities for vulnerable groups of women, girls, and disabled children.
- Contribute towards Increased access to quality education for children, adolescents, and youth
Goal 5: Strengthened community governance and accountability that addresses community development issues and challenges
Empowered community free from HIV and AIDS, Poverty and defending the rights of children.
To strengthen community development systems in addressing community development challenges including health (HIV/AIDS) and poverty affecting women, girls and children.
Transparency, Accountability, Sustainability, Integrity, Trustworthy and Unity of purpose.
Key Areas of Focus
HIV/AIDS, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Tuberculosis, Menstrual Health, Gender Based Violence, Child Protection, Youth & Women Empowerment, Health Governance and Accountability, Research, Climate Change and Education.