Severe Acute Malnutrition and Child Development
The majority of deaths caused by malnutrition are among children under five years old, accounting for around 45% of the deaths in this age group. For those who have severe acute malnutrition repeatedly in early childhood and recover, it can cause lifelong developmental consequences.
BirthAid: Birth Life-Saving Skills
BirthAid teaches birth-lifesaving skills, that are similar to CPR- relatively easy, actionable steps that anyone can take to help save a mother or baby’s life before, during, or immediately after birth.
The Deepening Crisis in Angola
The combination of the drought and the impacts of the war in Ukraine are creating a deepening crisis in Angola. Not only are malnutrition cases rising, but medical care is becoming increasingly necessary.
A Matter of Life and Death
There are few moments in life as precious, and as dangerous as giving birth. Many of us have either experienced or know someone who has experienced birth-related complications and know how scary and even life-threatening this can be.
The Many Faces of Malnutrition
There are many faces of malnutrition, but Severe Acute Malnutrition is by far the most dangerous. If left untreated it is 100% fatal.
Stories of Impact: Vulnerable at Birth
According to UNICEF, 2.4 million babies died in their first month of life in 2020. The majority of these deaths were preventable. Premature birth, infection, and labor and delivery complications are some of the leading causes of this incredible loss of life.
Stories of Impact- The Need for NightCare
Cha-Nu and Chanda will always have a special place in my heart. Both of these toddlers’ stories remind me to stay on course, helping where the need is most urgent, and help is least available.
Stories of Impact- Facing Malnutrition
Belito’s story, like the story of the boy and the starfish, reminds me that we are making a difference and that saving even just one life is incredibly significant.
Saving Moses Through the Years
We have seen so much growth at every level and are so thankful to our supporters who make this dream into a reality every day.
Afghanistan: One Year Under the Taliban
One year after the Taliban took over the government, the outlook for Afghanistan is one of desperation, particularly for women and children.