A community-led approach to improve early childhood development (ECD) and nutrition in Blantyre District, Malawi using quality improvement methods

With support from the United States Agency for International Development, a community in the Blantyre District of Malawi managed to increase the number of children aged 3-6 years old attending community based childcare centers (CBCCs) from 589 to 1,120 (a 90.2% increase).  While doing this they identified that 217 (19.4%) of the children in the CBCC were malnourished. By working with existing structures in the government, community and local support agencies managed to improve the nutritional status of 178 children (82%).

Report Author(s): 
Tiwonge Moyo
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