How WFP Supported the Scaling-up-Nutrition (SUN) Roll-Out in Malawi

How WFP Supported the Scaling-up-Nutrition (SUN) Roll-Out in Malawi

In April 2015, two case-studies were released by the World Food Programme (WFP) about how they supported the Scaling-Up-Nutrition Roll-Out in Malawi and Niger. This is the case study on Malawi.

In the Malawi Case Study, a stunting prevention programme in Ntchisi District of the central region of Malawi was reviewed. The programme was part of Malawi’s Scaling-Up-Nutrition programme. It was a large-scale, community-based intervention, which included a social and behavior-change communication (SBCC) campaign around appropriate dietary intake during pregnancy, optimal infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF), and hygiene promotion. Key success factors identified were:

  • Well-structured National SUN Framework
  • Systematic and Evidence-Informed Programme Design
  • Reliable Coordination Platforms and District Ownership
  • Data-Informed Programming
  • Sustained WFP Presence at District Level
  • Integrated Approach to Stunting Prevention
  • Strong Nutrition Capacity of WFP
  • Innovation in Technology to Improve
  • Programme Efficiency