On 10th March 2020, FACT, together with Mrs Trizza Hara from AHF (Aids Health Foundation) held a meeting with the parliamentary committee on HIV/AIDS and Nutrition. The secondary purpose of this meeting was to promote awareness on what FACT is, their mission, vision and interventions on TB in Malawi. The primary purpose was to articulate the challenges faced by FACT in implementing TB interventions and also the general challenges faced by organizations in Malawi when implementing TB interventions. The main challenge was inadequate funding by government on TB programs in the country. Therefore, the meeting was aimed at influencing members of the committee to table a bill in parliament that would increase the national budget on TB.

It is worth noting that that the response from the parliamentary committee through the

Chairman was encouraging as he pledged to support us by lobbying government to increase financing on TB.