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Friday, December 18, 2020
The Sinkhani health worker volunteers in Malawi have doubled their numbers! They’ve added 28 new volunteers to expand their ability to equip mothers and caregivers with health and nutrition education. Over the years, the Sinkhani have made it their primary goal to reduce the national rate of childhood and maternal malnutrition. The good news is, they are making progress! Ten years ago, the rate of stunting (children too short for one’s age, often linked with other developmental concerns) was 48%.[i] Today, the rate of stunting in children under five is 39%.[ii] Certainly an improvement, but malnutrition remains a serious issue leading to preventable child deaths. So, the work of prevention continues!
Recently, the new Sinkhani gathered for their first official health worker training, facilitated by the current Sinkhani volunteers, local government health officials, and community development instructors. Training topics included: sanitation, nutrition, immunization, oral rehydration therapy (to treat diarrhea), growth monitoring, and community health interviews. Training started immediately following the grand opening of the new Sinkhani Community Center and Under Five Clinic in Kazomba, Malawi! Sinkhani training was the perfect inaugural activity for their community center!
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
This sweet woman is crying because she's deeply touched that Sangeeta reached out to show compassion and care