A Community Health Worker in Mundemu
From the moment we met Sifras on our field visit to Tanzania, her beautiful, bright smile remained. With passion and much knowledge to share, Sifras told us humbly how she had impacted the Mundemu community members through her work as a Community Health Worker (CHW).
Funded by Irish Aid through our AIM Health Plus Programme, Sifras travels on her bicycle to visit regularly 26 households with important nutrition messages. Sifras, a well-respected lady, was selected by her community members to be trained by World Vision to become a CHW. Within a few weeks, she received vital health and nutrition knowledge to become a food hero, empowering families and pregnant women to raise healthy children.
“I enjoyed the training and I took it into my heart,” said Sifras. This is what makes Sifras so special: her passion is driven by her love for others as she cycles many kilometres to reach vulnerable families in her community.
Sifras and other CHW’s impact in the Mundemu community is far-reaching as rates of breastfeeding and feeding frequency among children are increasing, while wasting (low weight for height in children), a strong predictor of mortality among children under five, is steadily reducing.
Health heroes such as Sifras and other CHWs continue to work with dedication and passion to change the lives of their communities through our Irish Aid-funded AIM Health Plus Programme, and we honour them for their hard work.
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