Women and Children First (UK) believe that building and strengthening the existing capacity of qualified indigenous personnel working in our partner organisations is an essential in reducing maternal and newborn mortality and improve the wellbeing of women, children and newborns.
Capacity building assists in strengthening the capacity of communities to organise and demand appropriate services, and also assists in developing the skills and knowledge of the health care workers who provide maternal and newborn health care.
We believe in equity in partnerships and work in collobaration with our Southern partners. We support their work by securing funding and providing Technical Assistance.
To find out more about our Southern and UK partners, please click here
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.