In this episode of "Hope in Action" by AfricaBrief, host Winston Mwale shares the inspiring story of Keston Mhango, a former clinician at Ekwendeni Mission Hospital in Mzimba district, Malawi.
Mhango's passion for his community and determination to address the high levels of malnutrition led him to investigate the root causes of the problem.
He discovered that hunger and a lack of knowledge on how to prepare nutritious food for children were contributing to malnutrition in the communities served by the hospital.
Mhango's innovative solution was to introduce mobile clinics and primary health education to teach basic childcare skills. His idea was accepted by hospital officials and has since helped to decrease the malnutrition rate in his community from 49 percent in 1990 to just 1 percent in 2022, saving the lives of many children.
In this episode, listeners will have the opportunity to hear directly from Mhango and one of the beneficiaries of the mobile clinic initiative, as they share their experiences and insights into how innovative solutions can make a positive impact on malnutrition in Malawi.
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