WFP pledges continued support to Ntchisi

 

World Food Programme (WFP) says it will continue supporting nutrition programmes in Ntchisi District after being impressed with the success of the nutrition project it has been implementing in the district from 2012.

Speaking after presenting results of the impact evaluation of the Prevention of Stunting Project to members of the district executive committee, WFP nutritionist Nancy Abur said the organisation has improved nutrition in the district.

 

The project was implemented by World Vision Malawi from 2012 to 2018 while the evaluation was done by Johns Hopkins University.

She said among other interventions, children aged between six and 23 months were provided with small quantities of lipid-based nutrition supplement commonly known as nutributter to improve their nutrition status.

Abur said under the project, care group models were used to reach individuals with messages at household level and training modules were developed to assist volunteer promoters in communicating key programme messages.

Johns Hopkins University Assistant Professor Kristen Hurley encouraged men to continue supporting women in nutrition matters. n

 

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