Malawi | Akule Ndi Thanzi - Let Them Grow Healthy

USAID supports the Government of Malawi in improving the health of mothers and babies, especially during the first 1000 days of life, through the Aule ndi Thanzi project. Photo Credit: USAID Malawi

Activity Description

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. 

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2022 - 2027
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