K2 Foundation and the Malawian NGO K2-TASO work collaboratively to provide high quality HIV testing, treatment and prevention services to rural community members in the Kasungu District. Our catchment area includes 120,000 people with a 12.6% HIV rate according to the Ministry of Health.
K2 TASO was a small community based organization founded by the K2 Foundation founder Bert Clark and Malawian physicians Peter and Jacqueline Minjale. Today the organization has grown into a reputable, award winning Malawian NGO.
Services provided through K2 TASO include education, stigma reduction, testing and counselling, provision and distribution of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), group therapy, clinical treatment, nutritional and agricultural support, hygiene support, and in some cases residual spraying programs for Malaria prevention.
These activities are supported by 60 home base caregivers, and HIV testing counsellors which K2 Foundation has trained. We also work in close partnership with the Malawi Nurse Exchange Program from Vanier College, and a US NGO Bridges to Malawi.