- 22/05/2013 : Newborn deaths down by a third in Bangladesh
- 17/05/2013 : New evidence to save mothers’ lives!
- 13/03/2013 : Join us in May at Women Deliver!
- 25/02/2013 : A Manifesto for Maternal Health Post-2015
- 16/01/2013 : In India Preference for Sons Undermines Desire for Smaller Families
- 08/01/2013 : UK Government launches Violence Against Women initiative
- 07/01/2013 : AIDS still a leading cause of death among women of reproductive age
- 06/01/2013 : Follow up to Rio + 20 and the General Assembly Working Group on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- 05/01/2013 : The Secretary General's High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- 04/01/2013 : United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Process
- 03/01/2013 : An interview with Marianne Haslegrave, Director, Commonwealth, Medical Trust
- 02/01/2013 : The Post-2015 Development Agenda
About Women & Children First UK
Women and Children First (UK) is a UK based international development agency set up in 2000 to address the unacceptably high levels of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in poor communities in the developing world.
Since then we have established country programmes in partnership with local and national agencies and governments in Bangladesh, India, Malawi and Nepal.
We work to develop and share best healthcare practices to improve maternal and newborn health in poor communities. Our particular focus is on pregnancy and the first 28 days of life.
Our Vision is an equitable world where all women understand and exercise their right to health, and they and their newborns enjoy optimal wellbeing.
Our Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of women, girls and children in poor and marginalised communities with an emphasis on pregnant women and the first 28 days of the newborn’s life.
Women and Children First works in partnership with NGOs, governments and academic institutions to promote innovative, low cost solutions designed to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and increase wellbeing for women, girls and newborns. We develop and share best practice through extensive monitoring and evaluation of our work and disseminating lessons learned to health officials, policymakers, parliamentarians, other practitioners and advocates to ensure research findings are applied to policy and practice.
In partnership, we improve the health of mothers and their newborns by:
- Community mobilisation
- Health system strengthening
- Capacity building
- Policy, advocacy and dissemination of lessons learnt
Over a quarter of a million women and three million newborn babies die each year in pregnancy and childbirth or soon afterwards, the majority of them in Africa and South Asia. For every woman who dies at least twenty more suffer complications which leave them with lifelong disability and pain.
Our unique programmes are saving the lives of mothers and babies every day. We need you to help us to equip women with their most vital survival tool: knowledge.