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.