Malawi | Akule Ndi Thanzi - Let Them Grow Healthy
Akule ndi Thanz (meaning “Let Them Grow Healthy” in Chichewa) is an integrated nutrition, WASH, and agriculture activity designed to improve the nutrition and well-being of children, adolescents, and pregnant women in eight districts in Malawi (Nkhata-Bay, Rumphi, Nkhotakota, Salima, Dowa, Lilongwe, Chitipa, and Karonga). The Activity emphasizes improving health outcomes during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. The WASH interventions include drilling and rehabilitation of water supply facilities in communities; building the capacity of water point committees; providing chlorine-based water treatment sachets; and social behavior change interventions to increase the use of sanitation facilities and adoption of improved hygiene practices. USAID’s $23 million investment is matched by $23 million from the private sector in the form of fortified porridge and water purification sachets.