Humanitarian Health Action

Bringing child health services closer to rural communities in Malawi

4 November 2015 -- Malawi has succeeded in reducing child mortality rates by 72% since 1990, with the help of programmes such as WHO’s Rapid Access Expansion programme. The project aims to tackle pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria and malnutrition – leading killers of children under the age of 5 in sub-Saharan Africa. Community health workers are now stationed in villages and trained to appropriately diagnose and treat children.