Grant is closed
Jan 2013 – Jun 2018
Malawi stunting prevention
Malawi – Africa
To demonstrate a stunting reduction model using a lipid-based nutrient supplement for children under two years old in the Ntichisi District of Malawi.
$18,716,676 Multi-Year Grant Value
In Malawi, we are working with the World Food Programme and other partners to support the government to tackle malnutrition.
One in two children are stunted in Malawi - they are too short for their age.
The programme is working to reduce stunting for children under the age of two in Ntichisi District, with specific aims to reduce stunting by up to 10% among 6-23 month old children with low-dietary diversity.
Our grant will support the delivery of a lipid-based nutrition product, counselling and integrated package of high-impact interventions to children age 6-23 months. The data collected will also inform other World Food Programme nutrition programmes
How the programme works
An innovative real-time management and monitoring tool tracks those mothers and children who receive assistance. This simple system means community health workers and care groups can monitor new mothers and provide extra support for those who need it.
The video below, produced by the World Food Programme, provides an overview of the programme and its objectives.