Child Survival & Development 1st 1000 Days of life

by Nelson Mandela Children's Fund Vetted since 2018


Focuses on the reduction in child mortality, access to health care, and responsive care systems for children under 5 years old. Increase awareness and knowledge of the first 1000 days' programme through dialogue and door-to-door campaigns.

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- One million children die on the day they are born - More affected - underserved and hard to reach communities, women and children in vulnerable circumstances - Preventable causes, gaps in interventions - pre to post birth - Gauteng, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal have highest mortality rates


- Care, support and stimulation for first 1000 days - save life at birth - Capacity building for community health care workers and local nurses - Focuses in the following South African provinces Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Western Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, North West

Long-Term Impact

Increased awareness and knowledge of the first 1000 days' programme through dialogue and door-to-door campaigns. To date, it has reached 30 villages in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape, and educated over 500 families on the services available for the first two years of a child's life and the importance of access to quality nutrition and health services. It has already registered over 3000 children as beneficiaries of the programme.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

Location: Johannesburg - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @NMCF_SA
Project Leader:
vuyokazi kakaza
Johannesburg, South Africa
$300 raised of $50,000 goal
30 donations
$49,700 to go
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