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The importance of women’s mental health: unexpected findings from a cash “plus” for nutrition project in Malawi

In our latest podcast, Natalie Roschnik from Save the Children guides us through some of the findings from the inception phase of the cash “plus” Maziko project, in Malawi. Including how her team were surprised at the level of importance that women’s mental health and wellbeing played in child nutrition and development in this context. 

We also gain insight into how Save the Children is engaging men to become more supportive partners and fathers and how they plan to use the learnings from Maziko to inform cash ‘plus’ projects in future.

The Maziko project

Since 2021, Save the Children has been implementing a cash “plus” for nutrition project (Maziko) in Malawi. Maziko is unique in its multi-sectoral approach which combines a nutrition focused community outreach and behaviour change intervention with nutrition sensitive livelihood, food security and gender transformative components to improve child nutrition and development. 

Read the original article this podcast goes into detail about.

Meet the Author:

Natalie Roschnik is a Senior Nutrition Advisor at Save the Children UK and technical lead for nutrition programming in non-humanitarian settings. Natalie is a public health nutritionist with an MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and over 20 years’ experience supporting nutrition and public health programmes in Africa and Asia. Natalie is also a doctorate student at the Institute of Global Health at the University of Geneva. Natalie lives in Annecy, France with her family.

 

This podcast is made possible by the generous support of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland. The contents are the responsibility of ENN and do not necessarily reflect the views of the donor. 

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