Our partner ACM has committed to a more holistic program to help change the lives of children in Malawi. They have added ECD into their existing integrated health program using Moments That Matter® (MTM), a program partnership of Episcopal Relief & Development. The MTM program enables parents to address children’s cognitive, psychosocial and physical development needs while also equipping communities to support their healthy development. The ongoing Integrated Community Case Management approach works to interrupt disease at the household level with community health workers who visit families, support village clinics and hold community education events.
Early in the pandemic, ACM collaborated with us, local health authorities and other organizations to mobilize existing networks of churches and schools to raise awareness about COVID-19. ACM provided sanitation kits to older adults and people living with HIV/AIDS. Our partners also provided personal protective equipment (PPE) to three hospitals and health facilities in the dioceses of Lake Malawi and Northern Malawi. As the pandemic has evolved, ACM, with our support, remains committed to its spiritual, social and economic services, especially in rural communities, while maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
156,153 people reached by long-term development programs
2,301 children participated in the Moments That Matter® program
2,168 primary caregivers were trained in early childhood development through the Moments That Matter® program