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Our Programmes Toward a Malawi with adequate nutrition and reduced prevalence of HIV
The Nutrition Sector

National Multisector Nutrition Policy and Strategic Coordination

DNHA provides a strategic leadership for the delivery of a comprehensive range of quality, equitable and efficient Nutrition services to all people in Malawi by creating an enabling environment for players in the sector and promoting nutrition activities.
Total population

Our Strategic Mandate

The Department is a central arm of government mandated to provide oversight functions of the National Nutrition Response, policy and technical guidance and high level advocacy. Through its mandate, the DNHA is spearheading the Government Nutrition agenda within the National Development framework. Our main three divisions include: Sectoral Policy Coordination Division, Prevention and Behaviour Change Division & Nutrition Treatment and Management Division.
37 .1%
Stunting levels
12 %
Low birth rate
3 %
Wasting (Under 5)

DNHA's Strategic Offer

In facilitating the mainstreaming of nutrition in sectoral policies and strategic plans the Department developed a number of strategies.

Some of them include: National Nutrition Education and Communication Strategy (NECS), Micronutrient, Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Nutrition Care Support and Treatment (NCST).

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