Malawi will be one of the 8 beneficiaries of the £119 million that the British Government has allocated for the combined efforts to reduce malnutrition, child deaths and Covid-19 threats.
The British High Commission has outlined that apart from Malawi, beneficiaries of the funds include Somalia, Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic, the Sahel, South Sudan and Sudan.
When the funds are made available in Malawi, the financial support will target efforts to reduce malnutrition and child deaths through a new partnership with Unicef to provide nutrition services to mothers and children. Meanwhile, Epidemiologists have expressed surprise at the country’s current coronavirus status which indicates a decline in both new cases and deaths contrary to earlier projections that the pandemic’s impact would worsen in August. Public Health Institute of Malawi (Phim) daily reports on coronavirus indicate that the number of new cases and deaths per week are continuing to reduce.