Tackling Stunting in Malawi

To demonstrate a stunting reduction model using a lipid-based nutrient supplement for children under two years old in the Ntichisi District of Malawi.

Tackling Stunting in Malawi

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.


  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) - duplicate

    United Kingdom | Staff size: 51-100

    The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi and New Delhi....

  • World Food Programme (WFP)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 80 million people in 75 countries....

  • World Vision

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 10,000+

    World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of...

  • Scaling Up Nutrition

    Independent/None, Association
    Staff size: Unknown

    Scaling Up Nutrition, or SUN, is a unique Movement founded on the principle that all people have a right to food and good nutrition. It unites people—from governments, civil society, the...

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Key Information

LocationMalawi, Southern Africa
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2017
  • ValueUSD 10 Million