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 Health
 Malawi
Project #27098

Support Nutrition Intergrated Component

by Womens Hope for Change

Summary

Support nutrition integrated components (SNIC) child and mother is a nutrition project implemented by Women's Hope for Change in conjunction with the Ministry of Health that will be implemented in Mchinji District, among 8 selected villages around Mchinji district hospital. The project seeks to scale up and improve nutrition status among women and children through application of nutrition-specific interventions such as support for breastfeeding, fortification of foods, vitamin and mineral suppl
$5,000.00
total goal
$4,900.00
remaining
17
days

Challenge

Malnutrition is responsible for causing over half of all child moralities within the Sub-Saharan African nation of Malawi. The economy of Malawi is largely agriculturally based, and has resulted in over 90 percent of the national population living under $2 per day. The sustainability of the Malawian diet has proven highly volatile, as both natural phenomenon and human activities have resulted in a persistent record of accomplishment of food insecurity.

Solution

Capacity building among community leaders, community stakeholders and mothers Facilitate a one-day planning meeting for 16 community members from the selected village drawn from community level structures. Orient 16 community volunteers on the Scaling-up Nutrition Improvement Component A project at a one-day meeting at district level. Orient 8 villages (village headman level) on Scaling-up Nutrition Improvement Component A project at a one-day meeting at district level.

Long-Term Impact

The activities will contribute to reduce malnutrition among st infants and mothers in the communities we are serving. Contribute to reduce child stunting in the communities that the project is serving Contribute to reduce child and maternal anemia among poor rural communities in the country. Contribute to improved infants and young child feeding practices by caregivers Contribute to improved hygiene (personal, food and environmental) and utilization of safe water.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.womenshopeforchangeblog.wordpress.com
Organization partner

Organization Information

Womens Hope for Change

Location: Lilongwe - Malawi
Website: http:/​/​womenhopeforchange.org
Project Leader:
helen nhlane makukula
Lilongwe, Lilongwe Malawi
March 2017 Accelerator
Donations: $100 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 1 (40 needed)
 
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