Afikepo Newsletter – Issue 7

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Malawi Nutrition Bulletin April 2022 Issue 1

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CERTIFICATE IN NUTRITION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MALAWIAN NATIONALS-READVERTISEMENT

The Government of Malawi received a grant from the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund to implement nutrition programme called Afikepo meaning ‘Let the children develop to their full potential’. The purpose of the programme is to contribute to the enhancement of Food and Nutrition Security in Malawi in the fourteen (14) selected districts namely: Chitipa, Karonga, Nkhatabay, Mzimba, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Salima, Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Mulanje, Phalombe, Nsanje, Chikwawa and Zomba. The programme is promoting among others increased and diversified dietary intake of safe and nutritious foods; increased use of enhanced nutrition knowledge, awareness and hygiene practices; and strengthening multi-sectoral governance of nutrition at all levels. It is also supporting capacity building of nutrition professionals from various government line ministries and departments to effectively implement and translate nutrition policy objectives into actions. This programme is aligned with the Malawi 2063 First 10 Year Implementation Plan (MIP-1) 2021-2030 and Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDSIII) key priority areas and the actions in the National Multi-Sector Nutrition Policy and Strategic Plan.

Therefore, the Government of Malawi through the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS (DNHA) in the Ministry of Health with funding from the European Union (EU) under the Afikepo Nutrition Programme invites interested eligible Malawians who are serving government officers to apply for scholarships to pursue a Certificate in Nutrition Course. These scholarships shall be offered to successful candidates to study Nutrition and Home Management one year course at Magomero Community Development College in Chiradzulu district. There are 38 scholarships for social workers and 5 scholarships for school health and nutrition teachers.

Eligibility for the Certificate Scholarship

The scholarship is open for serving government officers who meet the following criteria;

  • Malawian citizen aged less than fifty (50) years,
  • Must be a Social Worker (Social Welfare, Community Development and Child Protection staff at Grade O, N, M, K or J) or a School Health and Nutrition teacher,
  • Must possess an MSCE with a credit in English, a pass in Mathematics and a pass in any two (2) of the following science subjects: Biology, Home Economics, Agriculture, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics and General Science,
  • Must be willing to sign a training bond in line with Government training bond,
  • Must be willing to undergo training through block release mode of learning,
  • Must be willing to work in remote areas to support Afikepo Nutrition Programme or other government Nutrition Programmes during long school break and attachments,
  • Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and they have an added advantage.

Interested applicants should submit an application letter together with the following documents:

  • An updated curriculum vitae-CV (containing applicants age and contacts: phone number and/or email address and referee contacts),
  • A copy of MSCE certificate or notification of results,
  • A copy of Social Welfare Certificate, Community Development Certificate or Child Protection certificate or Community Based Work with Children and Youth Certificate (CBWYC) or a teaching certificate copy,
  • A signed reference letter from the employer and,
  • A recent pay slip or a letter of conditional offer of employment (PSR19 Form).

      Applications should be sent to the address below clearly marking the type of scholarship one is applying for:

      The Imprest Administrator

      Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS

      Centre House Arcade, MPICO Building

      Private Bag B401

      City Centre

      Lilongwe

      e-mail: dnhascholarships@gmail.com

      THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS 30th MAY, 2022

      Those who previously applied for the Afikepo certificate scholarships when it was advertised but were not successful are strongly encouraged to re-apply.

      Please note that the training is contingent upon approval of the No Cost Extension to the Multi-Annual Programme Estimate (MAPE).

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      AWARD OF AFIKEPO NUTRITION PROGRAMME SCHOLARSHIPS

      The Government of Malawi received a grant from the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund to implement a nutrition programme called Afikepo meaning “Let them develop to their full potential”. The aim of the programme is to contribute to the enhancement of Food and Nutrition Security in Malawi in the fourteen (14) selected districts namely: Chitipa, Karonga, Nkhata Bay, Mzimba, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Salima, Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Mulanje, Nsanje, Chikwawa, Zomba and Phalombe. The programme is promoting among others increased and diversified dietary intake of safe and nutritious foods; increased use of enhanced nutrition knowledge, awareness and hygiene practices; and strengthen multi-sectoral governance of nutrition at all levels. The programme is also supporting capacity building of nutrition professionals from various government line ministries and departments to effectively implement and translate nutrition policy objectives into actions. The programme is aligned with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDSIII) key priority areas and the actions in the National Multi-Sector Nutrition Policy and Strategic Plan.

      The Malawi Government through the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS (DNHA) in the Ministry of Health with funding from the European Union (EU) is building capacity of serving government officers through provision of nutrition scholarships at Masters, Bachelors, Diploma and Certificate levels. DNHA has awarded 16 Masters, 20 Bachelors and 47 Diploma scholarships to the following serving government officers:

      MASTERS DEGREE SCHOLARSHIPS
      # NAME OF CANDIDATE GENDER DUTY STATION/MINISTRY TRAINING INSTITUTION COURSE APPLIED FOR
      1 Dorothy Malamulo F Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development LUANAR-Bunda Campus Masters in Human Nutrition
      2 Sylvester Kathumba F Ministry of Health KUHES-Malawi College of Medicine Master’s in Public Health
      3 Pamela Jumbe M Ministry of Health LUANAR-Bunda Campus Masters in Human Nutrition
      4 Gladys Manyenje F Ministry of Health LUANAR-Bunda Campus Masters in Human Nutrition
      5 Lusungu Banda F Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development LUANAR-Bunda Campus Masters in Human Nutrition
      6 Davie Panyani M Ministry of Health LUANAR-Bunda Campus Masters in Human Nutrition
      7 Mathero Mtogolo M Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development LUANAR-Bunda Campus Masters in Food Science and Technology
      8 Dumbo Njera M Ministry of Health LUANAR-Bunda Campus Masters in Food Science and Technology
      9 Berlings Kondwani Mhango M Ministry of Health LUANAR-Bunda Campus Masters in Human Nutrition
      10 Mayamiko Makondi M Ministry of Health LUANAR-Bunda Campus Masters in Human Nutrition
      11 Kondwani Luwe M Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development LUANAR-Bunda Campus Masters in Human Nutrition
      12 Urunji Mezuwa M Ministry of Health LUANAR-Bunda Campus Masters in Human Nutrition
      13 Ruth Kaunda F Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water LUANAR-Bunda Campus Master’s Degree in Food Science and Technology
      14 Juliana Kachama F Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development LUANAR-Bunda Campus Master’s Degree in Food Science and Technology
      15 Jellita Gondwe F Ministry of Health University of Malawi- Chancellor  College Master of Public Health
      16 Langani Nyirenda F Ministry of Transport and Public Works University of Malawi- Chancellor  College Masters in Food Science

       

      BACHELORS DEGREE SCHOLARSHIPS
      # NAME OF CANDIDATE GENDER DUTY STATION/MINISTRY DUTY STATION TRAINING INSTITUTION
      1 Patson Mushani M Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development Kasungu District Agriculture Office University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      2 Wilson Mujiwa Lumala M Ministry of Health Mangochi District Health Office University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      3 Kampira Dunga Nsona M Ministry of Health Mangochi District Health Office University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      4 Davy Liwonde M Ministry of Health Ntcheu District Health Office University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      5 Henemiya Mpetuka M Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development Kasungu District Agriculture Office University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      6 James Butao M Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development Mchinji District Agriculture Office University of Malawi-Chancellor  College
      7 Staphord Banda M Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development Kasungu District Agriculture Office University of Malawi-Chancellor  College
      8 Dorothy Bvukutu F Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security National Police Head Quarters University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      9 Mervis Katundu F Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development Zomba District Agriculture Office University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      10 Blessings Goodwin Luhanga M Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security National Prison Head Quarters University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      11 Antonie Muva M Ministry of Health Mwanza District Health Office University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      12 Reflex Kamija M Ministry of Health Chitipa District Health Office University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      13 Josephy Chipwepwete M Ministry of Health Mchinji District Health Office University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      14 Dziwanani Phiri M Ministry of Health Thyolo District Health Office University of Malawi-Chancellor  College
      15 Maurice Ng’oma M Ministry of Health Salima District Health Office University of Malawi- Chancellor  College
      16 Oscar Lungu M Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development Lilongwe District Agriculture Development Office LUANAR-Bunda Campus
      17 Gelson Massa M Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development Mangochi District Agriculture Development Office LUANAR-Bunda Campus
      18 Faida Lukhere F Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development Dedza District Agriculture Office LUANAR-Bunda Campus
      19 Evance Mchingama M Ministry of Health Rumphi District Health Office LUANAR-Bunda Campus
      20 Phyllis Mkonda F Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development Balaka District Agriculture Office LUANAR-Bunda Campus
      NUTRITION DIPLOMA SCHOLARSHIPS
      # NAME OF CANDIDATE SEX MINISTRY DUTY STATION TRAINING INSTITUTION
      1 Steve K.C. Mlomba M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Balaka District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      2 Pearson M. Majekete M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mangochi District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      3 Anderson Pondani M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Dedza District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      4 Richard Tengatenga M Ministry of Health Kasungu District Health Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      5 Daniel Mzia M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mzimba District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      6 Numeri Chibwe M Ministry of Health Kasungu District Health Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      7 Leonard Ganison Chinthambi M Ministry of Health Salima District Health Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      8 Lovemore Fombe M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mulanje District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      9 Stephano M. Mtambo M Ministry of Health Karonga District Health Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      10 James l. Giya M Ministry of Health Phalombe District Health Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      11 Kambani Phiri M Ministry of Health Kasungu District Health Ofice LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      12 Willard C. Chikomo M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mangochi District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      13 Happy Simkoko M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Chitipa District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      14 Symon nakhalu M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Balaka District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      15 Emily debolah phiri F Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Chitipa District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      16 Janet E. Mbelere F Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mulanje District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      17 James Chandamale M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Nsanje LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      18 Chimwemwe Nyirongo F Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Kasungu District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      19 Joel Mkamalisha M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Balaka District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      20 Julius B.M. Simwayi M  Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Balaka District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      21 Joyce Maluwa F Ministry of Health Chikwawa District Health Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      22 Kelvin Kachoka M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mangochi District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      23 Amin Ali  Balala M Ministry of Health Chiradzulu District Health Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      24 Leman Kassim M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Balaka District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      25 Christopher s. Tung’ande M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mangochi District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      26 Bill Edgar Vitsitsi M Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Ntchisi District Council LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      27 Friday mponda M Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Mangochi District Agriculture Officer LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      28 Chitani missi M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mulanje Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      29 Falisani Namulewa M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mulanje Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      30 January Mmodzi M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mulanje Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      31 Rhodney M. Lawrence M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Dedza  District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      32 Chifundo Makoza M Ministry of Health Mulanje District Health Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      33 Gift M. Chizombo M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Dedza  District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      34 Lucy Phungwako F Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Balaka District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      35 Collins Nahipa M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mulanje District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      36 Davie Kafautamva M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Balaka District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      37 Lemson B. chikopa M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mulanje District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      38 Catherine Chiwaya F Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mulanje District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      39 Benjamin Kayange M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mzimba District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      40 Godfrey Chitsulo M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mangochi District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      41 Bauleni kasinja M Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Chiradzulu District Council LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      42 Andrew Cassius M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Nkhotakota District Council LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      43 George Phiri M Ministry of Health  Chikwawa District Health Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      44 Amos Chaluso M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Ntchisi District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      45 Christopher Banda M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mzimba District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      46 Sam Musinthe M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mulanje District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)
      47 Happy K.C. Banda M Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Ntchisi District Education Management Office LUANAR- Natural Resources Campus (NRC)

      The Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS wishes to congratulate all the successful candidates who have been awarded scholarships to study nutrition related courses in various training Malawian institutions. Candidates who are yet to enroll with  the training institions are being advised to contact the Department of Nutrition before Friday, 21st January , 2022 on 0981231566 or send an email to dnhascholarships@gmail.com.

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      DIPLOMA SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MALAWIAN NATIONALS – RE-ADVERTISEMENT

      The Government of Malawi received a grant from the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund to implement nutrition programme called Afikepo meaning “Let them develop to their full potential”. The aim of the programme is to contribute to the enhancement of Food and Nutrition Security in Malawi in the fourteen (14) selected districts namely: Chitipa, Karonga, Nkhata Bay, Mzimba, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Salima, Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Mulanje, Nsanje, Chikwawa, Zomba and Phalombe.

      The programme is promoting among others increased and diversified dietary intake of safe and nutritious foods; increased use of enhanced nutrition knowledge, awareness and hygiene practices; and strengthen multi-sectoral governance of nutrition at all levels. The programme is also supporting capacity building of nutrition professionals from various government line ministries and departments to effectively implement and translate nutrition policy objectives into actions. The programme is aligned with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDSIII) key priority areas and the actions in the National Multi-Sector Nutrition Policy and
      Strategic Plan.

      The Malawi Government through the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS (DNHA) in the Ministry of Health with funding from the European Union (EU) invites interested Malawians to apply for scholarships to pursue Diploma programme in Food and Nutrition. The Diploma scholarships will be offered to successful candidates to study Food, Nutrition and Livelihood
      Security at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) Natural Resources College (NRC) campus.

      Eligibility for Diploma Scholarships
      The scholarships are open to serving Civil Servants who meet the following criteria:

      1. Be a Malawian citizen aged less than fifty (50) at the date of application,
      2. Must possess MSCE with at least four (4) credits in English, Mathematics plus any two (2) Science subjects (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, General Science and Physics),
      3. In addition, applicants must be willing to work in remote areas to support Afikepo nutrition programme during long school break and attachments,
      4. Must be willing to sign a training bond in line with Government’s training policy,
      5. Must be willing to undergo training through block release mode of learning,
      6. Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and they have an added advantage.

      Interested applicants should submit an application letter together with the following documents:

      1. An updated Curriculum Vitae-CV (containing applicant’s age and contacts: phone number and/or email address and referee contacts),
      2. Copies of academic certificates or notification of results,
      3. Signed reference letter from the employer,
      4. and either of the following:
        – Letter of conditional offer of employment (PSR19 Form)
        – Recent pay slip.

      Applications should be sent to the address below clearly marking the type of scholarship one is applying for:

      The Imprest Administrator
      Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS
      Centre House Arcade, MPICO Building
      Private Bag B401
      City Centre
      LILONGWE
      e-mail: dnhascholarships@gmail.com

      THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS 13th JANUARY, 2022

      Those who previously applied for Afikepo Nutrition Programme Scholarships when it was advertised but were not successful are strongly encouraged to re-apply.

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      Launch of Scaling Up Nutrition 3.0 Strategy

      The Government of Malawi, through the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS (DNHA) in the ministry of Health, wishes to inform the general public that Malawi will launch the Scaling Up Nutrition 3.0 on 2nd September 2021 at the Bingu International Convention Centre. The launch will be presided over by His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the president of the republic of Malawi under the theme “Together we can end all forms of malnutrition for sustainable well-being and economic development”.

      The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement is a renewed effort to eliminate all forms malnutrition, based on the principle that everyone has a right to food and good nutrition. It aims at strengthening political commitment and accountability at all levels. The movement will transform the way in which communities can work together by empowering them to put in place effective systems and increase investment in nutrition.

      The SUN 3.0 campaign which Malawi will be launching aims at eliminating all forms of malnutrition with the emphasis on stunting and overweight through; intensive social behavior change and communication, promotion of nutrient dense diversified diets, and healthy lifestyle. Additionally, it will promote optimal nutrition and healthy lifestyles for adolescents, mothers, and general population for sustainable human wellbeing and economic development.

      We therefore, call upon the: civil society, United nations, donor community, private sector, academia and the general public to join His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCathy Chakwera to the official launch of SUN 3.0.

      For more information about the launch please call on 0998 100 000 or 0882 278 405

      Please join the event online through:

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      Time: 08:30 AM

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