World Vision Malawi (WVM) has said issues of stunting among children in the country need a collective approach to address them.
WVM national director Hazel Nyathi said this yesterday during a press briefing after officially opening the 2017 Semi-Annual Learning Event (Sale) at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.
She said currently, the rate of stunting among children in the country is at 37 percent and there is need to reduce it.
Nyathi said her organisation supports the welfare of children and issues of health and nutrition are of paramount importance in its programming.
She said: “This is why we developed a five-year national strategy for Malawi which runs from 2015-2020. The strategy has four key priority areas including health and nutrition, malaria control, water, sanitation and hygiene, and agro-based economy.”
She said Sale was organised to take stock on the progress made so far in implementing the strategy.
Traditional leaders, children and adults who are involved in various WVM projects from Mulanje, Chiradzulu, Mangochi, Salima, Ntchisi, Mzimba and Nkhata Bay were among participants of the event. n