Feed the Children Malawi says it is committed to improving nutrition status for under-five children, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls in Chitipa District by 2021.
The organisation’s Northern Region zonal manager Brian Mhango said this on Friday when he presented a progress report to Chitipa District Executive Committee.
He said through Tiwalere II Project, they have improved nutrition and health for the under-five children and adolescent girls as well as increased access to food rich in micronutrients among households with under-five children.
“We have also achieved a lot in water and sanitation hygiene [Wash] by conducting water point committee training on borehole maintenance,” he said.
Feed the Children Monitoring and Evaluation officer Louis Nyasulu said they want to improve the project to accelerate performance and impact.
“The project has made a difference as it has achieved a three percent drop in stunting in two and a half years,” he said.
Chitipa District Director of Planning and Development Macmillan Magomero commended the organisation for improving nutrition status of children, pregnant and lactating women in the district.
The five-year project targets about two million people in the country and is being implemented in 12 districts of Chitipa, Karonga, Rumphi, Nkhata Bay, Mzimba, Lilongwe, Dowa, Salima, Mchinji, Nkhotakota, Machinga and Mangochi.
The project is being funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USaid).