In Mundemu, Tanzania, a young family is prospering through our Irish Aid-funded AIM Health Plus Programme.
Nestled between village homes and dry grass speckled with yellow flowers in Mundemu, Tanzania, lives a family of three: mum; Anamaria, dad, Severini and their gorgeous daughter, Jennifer.
At two years and ten months old, Jennifer closes her tired eyes as she rests upon her mum’s lap. It is tiring being two, especially when adults interrupt your favourite time of day: naptime.
Anamaria met her Community Health Worker (CHW), Rosalia, when she was two months pregnant with Jennifer. “I wish that every sub-village had a CHW. I can spend enough time with Jennifer,” says Anamaria. Full of character at such a young age, it is no wonder, as all parents know, that Anamaria loves spending time with her daughter.
Anamaria explains what she has learnt since meeting her CHW, saying: “My CHW provided education on the importance of a balanced diet, health facilities nearby and when to starting breastfeeding and introducing different foods. I am very happy to have a CHW as it would have been harder without her.”