Capacity Enhancement of Reproductive Age Women on HIV, SRHR, Nutrition and Gender in Dowa and Ntchisi (Malawi) and Niagara (Canada) Project

Location: Dowa in TA Chakhaza and Ntchisi in TA ChilookoJuly 2018 to December 2019

Target Locations: Dowa in TA Chakhaza and Ntchisi in TA Chilooko

The project aims at improving the health and nutrition outcomes of women living with HIV and children living with and/or affected by HIV in Dowa and Ntchisi. It targets women of reproductive age living with HIV and under five children and it seeks to enhance their capacity on nutrition, HIV, SRHR and gender in order to improve their health and nutritional status

This is done through the following two key areas of intervention:

  • Increasing knowledge among women and men about HIV, nutrition and gender equality
  • Increasing women’s economic empowerment

The project is part of the Southern Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) project being implemented in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia and its aim is to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age group (15-49) and under five children. SANI is a partnership of CARE Canada, CUSO International, the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) and McGill University. The project uses the twinning model and aims at building capacity of community based organizations to deliver projects that address nutritional needs of women living with HIV. It also helps in sstrengthening civil society for effective community-based responses, and enhances eexchanging of lessons learned. NAPHAM’s twinning partner is Positive Living Niagara in Canada

Donor: Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)