Women and Children First
Our vision is an equitable world where all woman and children have good health. We work in some of the world's poorest communities in developing countries to stop mothers and babies from dying during pregnancy, childbirth or in the first few days and months of life. Our work reduces the rate of maternal deaths by up to 49% and newborn deaths by up to one third.
We do this by running self-help community women's groups where women are given the information and knowledge they need to keep themselves and their babies safe. We encourage them to get skilled care from properly qualified health professionals and improve the quality of care in health services and improve the quality of care in health services.
You can watch women in Bangladesh talking about what our work means to them - one mother and her son were saved by a loan worth just £15.
Run to save lives - British 10K 2015