Afikepo Newsletter - Issue 7

Let them (children) grow to their full potential

Adolescent Afikepo beneficiaries
UNICEF Malawi/2022/HD Plus


Under-nutrition has characterized the nutrition
situation in Malawi for decades and is a prominent
factor leading to an annual loss in productivity and
economic growth estimated at 10% anually2. To address
these challenges, the Delegation of the European-Union
(EU) is funding FAO/UNICEF interventions under the
overall coordination of the Department of Nutrition, HIV
and AIDS and the direct implementation of the Ministry
of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development. These
are part of the Afikepo Nutrition Programme, a 5-year
(2017 - 2022) project supporting multi-sectorial efforts
to curb malnutrition amond children below 5 years,
women of childbearing age, pregnant and lactating
women and adolescent girls. Afikepo is a Chichewa
expression, which means “Let them develop to their
full potential.”
The programme is being implemented in Chitipa,
Karonga, Mzimba, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Salima,
Kasungu, Chiradzulu, Thyolo and Mulanje.

UNICEF Malawi and FAO
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