Community activities are an integral part of both Child Health Programs in Malawi. Activities are being implemented in villages throughout the catchment areas and directly involve men, women, children and chiefs living in the local communities. The main objective of these activities is to improve health-related behaviours of parents in order to reduce morbidity and mortality amongst under-5 children.
These activities are being implemented in partnership with government outreach workers – called Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs).
The key activities undertaken include:
Identifying and training Village Health Committees (VHCs)
Implementation and enforcement of local by-laws
Supporting training and provision of Community Based Maternal and Neonatal Health (CBMNH)
House by house follow-up
For more details of the community activities undertaken by the Inter Aide’s Child Health Programs, click on the links below: