Infant Rescue Project
The Infant Rescue Project (IRP) focuses on rescuing infants whose mothers have died giving birth or shortly thereafter. This problem is far too common in the villages of Malawi due to disease, HIV infection, inadequate medical assistance or a mother’s severe malnutrition. Surviving infants are either abandoned to die or a grandmother or close relative tries to provide for the baby. Sadly, the baby usually suffers persistent malnutrition which results in a suppressed immune system. The added burden the relatives carry results in the infant being passed around to other relatives depriving the infant of a stable and nurturing home.
The Infant Rescue Project aims to change this by delivering formula, high protein food supplements for infants, distributing clothes, providing regular health care visits, as well as sharing the gospel and providing encouragement and instruction through the Passion Center's Community Health Network.