Women and Children First
Our vision is an equitable world where all women and children have good health and mothers and newborn babies no longer die from conditions that are treatable or preventable.
We work in some of the world's poorest communities in Asia and Africa to stop mothers and babies from dying during pregnancy, childbirth or in the first few days and months of life. Our work reduces a woman's chance of dying due to pregnancy or childbirth by up to 50%.
We do this by running self-help community women's groups where women are given the knowledge they need to keep themselves and their babies safe and are encouraged to get healthcare from properly qualified professionals. We also improve the quality of care in their local health centres.
Our Small Charity Week eBay Auction was a great success!
A huge round of applause for everyone who bid in our Small Charity Week auction. We are delighted to announce your efforts raised a total of £1,197.20. This is a brilliant contribution for improving maternal and child health and saving mums' and babies' lives. We couldn't do it without your help. THANK YOU!
We also extend a grateful thank you to Katie Blackburn and Sholto Walker, Sophie Thompson, Baroness Massey, Cliff Parisi, Indira Varma, Tom McGuinness and all the other Manfred Mann members, Jenny Lewis and Patricia Croll for donating our fantastic auction lots.
Run to save lives - British 10K 2015
We have guaranteed places for the world's greatest road race route - the British 10K on Sunday 12th July. Why not do something amazing - cover London's iconic race route and help us stop mothers and babies in developing countries dying needlessly.