Who we are

The Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS was established in the year 2004 to spearhead the greater realization of the Government’s Leadership and commitment in the fight against Nutrition disorders, HIV and AIDS.

The Department has shifted focus towards Nutrition after a detachment of the HIV/AIDS function which has been transferred to the Department of HIV in the Ministry.

Overall Mandate

To provide guidance, strategic direction and policy oversight on implementation of the multi-sectoral nutrition response in the country.

DNHA's Three Divisions:

1. Sectoral Policy Coordination Division, 2. Prevention and Behaviour Change Division, 3. Nutrition Treatment and Management Division

Notable Quotes

Five-ones principle in nutrition

We support the operationalization of the principle in Malawi through the following avenues: One Nutrition Response Strategy; One Joint Workplan; One Nutrition Coordination Framework; One Consolidated Funding Mechanisms; and, One Monitoring and Evaluation System.
3 %
and obesity
(Under 5)
21 %
(Women 15-49)
Our people

Meet people in DNHA

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