As the country is observing the second child health week this year, experts have said lack of care givers on nutrition is one of the problems affecting the fight against malnutrition among children.
Speaking in an interview with Radio Islam, one of the country’s nutrition experts from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural resources, Dr Alexander Kalimira said care practices in most homes are very poor leading to frequent sickness among many children.
Dr Kalimila emphasized the need for area nutrition committees to translate nutrition messages to care givers for effective results.
“There is need to eradicate some cultural beliefs on food distribution in houses which are contributing towards child malnutrition,” he says
Concurring with Kalimila health rights activist, George Jobe said most nutritious foods are given to men at the expense of children.
He therefore asked stakeholders to work together in raising awareness on nutrition information messages.