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May 15, 2018

A Healthy Start in Life

Boy recieves his Yellow Fever vaccination
Boy recieves his Yellow Fever vaccination

Children’s Health and Nutrition

Providing the best health and nutrition programs to save lives

Nearly 5.6 million children die each year due to preventable and treatable causes, including 1 million babies who die on the day they are born. What's more, child malnutrition often leads to a lifetime of poor health and even death. More than 150 million children in developing countries are malnourished.

That's why we are committed to providing effective children’s health and nutrition programs that save children's lives and ensure they grow up healthy.

Thanks to generous donors like you, Save the Children is able to improve maternal, newborn and child health, help end child malnutrition and hunger and prevent HIV transmission, and ensure treatment for those living with HIV before they develop (or to prevent) AIDS — giving 157 million children a healthy start in life and helping 56.3 million children directly with lifesaving care, medicines, preventive treatments and so much more.

How Our Health and Nutrition Work Saves Lives:
  • Targeting the major causes of maternal, newborn and child deaths
  • Providing high-impact, low-cost care that saves children's lives
  • Training and equipping frontline health workers to provide basic and lifesaving care
  • Responding rapidly during emergencies – when children are most vulnerable
May 15, 2018

A Healthy Start in Life

Boy recieves his Yellow Fever vaccination
Boy recieves his Yellow Fever vaccination

Children’s Health and Nutrition

Providing the best health and nutrition programs to save lives

Nearly 5.6 million children die each year due to preventable and treatable causes, including 1 million babies who die on the day they are born. What's more, child malnutrition often leads to a lifetime of poor health and even death. More than 150 million children in developing countries are malnourished.

That's why we are committed to providing effective children’s health and nutrition programs that save children's lives and ensure they grow up healthy.

Thanks to generous donors like you, Save the Children is able to improve maternal, newborn and child health, help end child malnutrition and hunger and prevent HIV transmission, and ensure treatment for those living with HIV before they develop (or to prevent) AIDS — giving 157 million children a healthy start in life and helping 56.3 million children directly with lifesaving care, medicines, preventive treatments and so much more.

How Our Health and Nutrition Work Saves Lives:
  • Targeting the major causes of maternal, newborn and child deaths
  • Providing high-impact, low-cost care that saves children's lives
  • Training and equipping frontline health workers to provide basic and lifesaving care
  • Responding rapidly during emergencies – when children are most vulnerable
Apr 23, 2018

A Continued Response to the East Africa Hunger Crisis

Children in East Africa are struggling to survive the ongoing impact of one of the worst droughts the region has ever seen. Across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, children are at risk of acute malnutrition due to the lack of food and water. These situations are growing worse by the day.

As East African families migrate in search of food and water, children are falling vulnerable to malnutrition, disease, and limited access to school.

Thanks to donor support, Save the Children has reached 4,352,747 people and counting. Our efforts have provided a total of 1,617,509 people with water and sanitation services. Our lifesaving health and nutrition services reached 3,496,584 people through screening for malnutrition. And 297,785 severely and moderately malnourished children were admitted to our nutrition centers. Read more about our efforts here. However, there is still much more to do.

We can continue to work alongside partners, governments and local organizations to support the immediate needs of those families who are slipping into famine. We must continue providing lifesaving assistance while supporting communities to build resilience and help them find new and innovative ways to overcome the recurrent crisis. Your continued support will allow Save the Children to reach more of the 12 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Thank you! 

 
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