People of Traditional Authority Kalonga in Salima have said World Vision Malawi’s health projects have improved sanitation and nutrition of women and children in the area.
Speaking on Monday when the organisation commemorated a health promotion week themed Thanzi Langa, Ufulu Wanga in Chankwa Village in the district, a heath promoter Eneless Magombo said women were able to give their children six food groups.
“Through awareness campaigns, most people are practising hygiene,” she said.
In his remarks, Salima district director of planning and development Kelvin Harawa said World Vision Malawi projects have improved people’s lives.
He said: “There is access to safe water in the district.
“The project has also improved sanitation and hygiene as well as safe motherhood.”
Harawa also commended the organisation’s door-to-door health promotion services which encourage households to have pit latrines and hand-washing facilities.
Salima district senior environment health officer Francis Chipewa appreciated the organisation for implementing health and sanitation initiatives in the district.
In an interview, World Vision Malawi director of programmes Charles Chimombo said they are complementing government’s efforts to address malnutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene issues in the country.
“We also promote child protection and fight malaria which affects almost 24 percent of children in the country,” he said.
Chimombo said he was pleased that people have adopted their model of Time Targeting Counselling which helps mothers to get safe motherhood messages while at home.
During the event, World Vision Malawi also handed over bicycles to volunteers.