Whilst quarantine restrictions across Malawi have made it necessary to suspend some of JCT’s wider programmes, the foundation has been working with health professionals to help educate local communities around combatting the spread of infection.
In mainly remote, rural areas, where much of life is lived outdoors, they’ve escaped the worst of the pandemic. Because access to their feeding programmes has had to be limited, JCT has mobilised the local communities to support in sustaining the ongoing work in their isolated Community Based Childcare Centres. As such, the work has been focused on the very youngest (1–5-year-olds) and most vulnerable.
The hygiene protocols, alongside community hygiene education is not only relevant to combatting the spread of Covid-19, but also the spread of Cholera, a perennial killer in Malawi.