The work of Women and Children First is, above all, about people. These stories show how our innovative work at the grassroots with some of the most marginalised people in Africa and Asia, transforms the lives and future prospects of women, children, families and whole communities.
Case Study: Bangladesh
With support from the Big Lottery Fund, Women and Children First has been working in Bangladesh since 2002, in partnership with the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh's Perinatal Care Project (PCP) and University College London Institute for Global Health (IGH). We and our partners work in three districts – Bogra, Faridpur and Moulavibazar – disseminating information and promoting safe motherhood and essential newborn care, mobilising communities and strengthening health systems.
Case Study: India
The work of Women and Children First in the Indian Subcontinent is moving in exciting directions, to include both rural and urban women.
In 2010 we started working with a new Indian partner, the Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA) to strengthen basic health services for women and children in the Mumbai slums. And in the rural areas of Jharkhand and Odisha we work with our longstanding partner, the voluntary organisation, Ekjut.
Case Study: Malawi
Women and Children First has worked in partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Health in the district of Ntcheu since 2005. In early 2010 we successfully concluded a programme with 86 women’s groups, which laid the groundwork for a new three-year programme, funded by Comic Relief.
Case Study: Nepal
WCF has experience of working in Kathmandu, Makwanpur, Hetauda and Janakpur and working from 2002 to 2005 with the Perinatal Training and Resource Centre. This programme was run in collaboration with our partner, Mother and Infant Research Activities (MIRA), and was sponsored by the Big Lottery Fund.