The Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains (INVC) project is designed to implement USAID’s Feed the Future (FTF) and Global Health Initiative (GHI) strategies with the aim to sustainably reduce rural poverty and improve nutritional outcomes. INVC, which is USAID/Malawi’s flagship FTF project, runs from April 2012-April 2015.
With approximately $180 million in investment between 2006 and 2014, the U.S. Government’s Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI) has contributed to substantial scaling-up of malaria prevention and control interventions in Malawi. Nearly half of PMI’s funding in Malawi supports commodities to prevent and treat malaria, and PMI partners with the MoH to ensure that the most recent evidence is translated into policy and program implementation.
USAID works with Malawi’s Ministry of Health to strengthen its Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health Program (FP/SRH). Building on a historic partnership, both organizations are implementing the National Sexual Reproductive Health Strategy to increase contraceptive coverage rates from 42% to 60% by 2020. With a rate of 58.6% (including both modern and traditional forms of contraception), Malawi is firmly on-track to achieve this target. USAID also collaborates with development partners and civil society to address rapid population growth, which remains a significant development challenge in Malawi.
Last updated: May 20, 2015