In the remotest village of the lakeshore district of Nkhotakota in Malawi, in Chiphaka village, Traditional Authority (TA) Mwadzama, lives 30-year-old Esther Phiri a subsistence farmer but now lactating her one-month old twin girls.
Revelations that there are no nutrition frontline staff and no budget allocation for nutrition activities to district councils suggest lack of seriousness and interest by Government in fighting against malnutrition currently at 37 percent.
Authorities in Mulanje have disclosed that they are making positive strides in reducing stunting after reducing the nutrition-related disorder from 34% to below 30% in the past four years.
Government has hailed the European Union funded nutrition enhancing afikepo project as being key to ending malnutrition levels in the country.
The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) through AFIKEPO and KULIMA programs has donated 27 motorcycles to Mulanje district council.
At least 148 radio listening clubs have been established in Mulanje under nutrition scaling up projects dubbed AFIKEPO and KULIMA implemented by Government of Malawi and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in the district with funding from the European Union.