Landlocked with Lake Malawi on the East and Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania on surrounding sides, Malawi is dependent on its neighbors for many of its staples. Just as the country is 'skinny' many of its people are also thin due to recurrent droughts, crop failures, and chronic health problems.
The Sinkhani health workers recently cared for Chisomo, a boy four years old weighing 17 pounds. The Sinkhani began teaching the mother how to boost the child's diet with soya and reported "his mother worked very hard for this child." He soon began gaining weight and now weighs 26 pounds. Another of many success stories from the Sinkhani.
The little dots on the map represent 14 sites where the Sinkhani health workers provide educational classes for the moms and monitoring for the babies.