Infant Rescue Project
The Infant Rescue Project (IRP) focuses on rescuing infants whose mothers have died during childbirth 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. Sadly, the baby usually suffers persistent malnutrition which results in a suppressed immune system. Surviving infants are often abandoned to die or a close relative tries to provide for the baby, but the additional burden of caring for another child often 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 and high protein food supplements for infants, distributing clothes, and providing regular healthcare visits. The Community Health Network also shares the gospel and provides encouragement and instruction to the guardians!