The Children's Investment Fund Foundation in London and the United Nations' World Food Program have announced the launch of a $10 million effort to prevent stunting among children in Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of stunting in the world.
Funded by CIFF and supported by the government of Malawi and members of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative, a cross-sector movement to help improve nutrition in participating countries, the project aims to reduce stunting by 5 percent to 10 percent in Malawi's central Ntchisi district. World Vision will serve as the project's lead NGO and will spearhead efforts to reach more than sixty thousand mothers and children over three and a half years and build evidence for best practices designed to address the problem. Food insecurity, poor diets, and repeated illness are among the causes of stunting among nearly half of Malawian children under the age of five.
|Location||Malawi, Southern Africa|
|Value||USD 10 Million|