World Vision Malawi

Health and Nutrition

 

What we want to achieve:

 

  • Mothers, newborn babies and children have improved feeding practices
  • Mothers, newborn babies and children are protected from preventable infectious diseases
  • Communities have increased knowledge and abilities as to how to prevent and manage HIV and AIDS among mothers, newborn babies, children and adolescents
  • Mothers, newborn babies and children have access to essential health and nutrition services

What is World Vision doing?

Through our Maternal, New-born and Child Health (MNeCH) Technical Programme, we work with communities, the government and other stakeholders to ensure that Mothers and New born children are well-nourished.

Our health Programme is designed to address feeding practices, preventable infectious diseases as well as the management of malnourished children while working to improve access to health services.

What is the impact?

Although there is more work to be done, the impact of our work can be seen in the 10% reduction of stunting (caused by chronic malnutrition) in children under age 5 in the areas where we are working (from 48% in 2017 to 38% in 2013).    

In conjunction with the Ministry of Health and with support from the Global Fund, we are working to reduce the prevalence of malaria through the distribution 10.9 million Long Lasting Insecticide Bednets to 3.5 million households by December 2019.

  • 2.6 million Children (6-59 months) received Vitamin A supplementation during Child Health Days campaign. Out of this number, 2.2 million children (12-59 months) also received deworming medication, Albendazole.
  • 979,913 households learned how to prevent and manage malaria and were equipped to do so, through our partnership with the Global Fund.
  • 67,846 people learned how to prevent the transmission of HIV and AIDS to children, through our partnership with the Global Fund.