Tags : Nutrition and Health

3.8 M MALAWIANS AT RISK OF ACUTE FOOD INSECURITY

By Aamon Butao  The World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16th October. The date was set aside by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945 and the first commemoration was in 1979. The aim of the day is to promote healthy diets and eradicate hunger issues by 2030. […]Read More

CSONA OPTMISTIC OF BEATING RACE AGAINST MALNUTRITION TARGET

By Aamon Butao Despite facing a race against time, Civil Society Organization Nutrition Alliance (CSONA)has expressed optimism that malnutrition levels will be reduced by 30% by 2026. Currently, the malnutrition rate in the country is at 37%. During the 2021 Nutrition Growth Summit in Japan last December, Malawi committed to reduce all forms of malnutrition […]Read More

UN & FAO AFIKEPO PROJECT SCALING UP EFFORTS OF ERADICATING

By Aamon Butao  United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has disclosed that the AFIKEPO project which  is being implemented in Mulanje District will help to reduce malnutrition among children by at least 60%. FAO, UNICEF and the Ministry of Agriculture are implementing the project in 10 districts across the country with funding from the […]Read More

NUTRITION EXPERTS FEAR FOR CHILDREN’S NUTRITION FOLLOWING KWACHA’S DEVALUATION

By Wilson Allan Phiri  As the public is still debating on the effects of the devaluation of the Malawi Kwacha, nutrition stakeholders and NGOs championing children’s rights have predicted an increase in the prevalence rate of malnutrition among children in the country.  Recently, Government effected the devaluation of the Malawi Kwacha by 25%.  Since time […]Read More

GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO FUND NUTRITION PROGRAMS

By Aamon Butao Government has expressed commitment to increase budgetary allocation towards nutrition programs.  Deputy Director of Finance in the Treasury Levie Chirwa said this on Wednesday in Lilongwe during the launch of second budget analysis report for east and southern Africa. Chirwa said, "The government will come up with new strategy to maximize levy […]Read More