Women and Children First is one of the leading maternal and newborn health charities. Enabled by your support, we set up women’s health groups in the world’s poorest communities to help mothers, their babies and other women survive and thrive in a happy, healthy society.

Women and Children First is one of the leading maternal and newborn health charities. Enabled by your support, we set up women’s health groups in the world’s poorest communities to help mothers, their babies and other women survive and thrive in a happy, healthy society.


We want a world where all women, children and young people can survive and thrive. Too often they face problems that harm or kill them. These include preventable, treatable diseases or issues in pregnancy.

We are pioneers at empowering local communities, enabling women to take the lead in achieving this vision. We guide them to overcome their problems, bringing people together to find the answers they need.

Our world-class approaches are effective and recommended globally.

By the end of 2021 we will save the lives of 10,000 women, children and young people and enable 1,000,000 more to live the lives they choose. All of this can be achieved with your help. See how:


Watch how we support communities to solve problems and save lives


“Women and Children First do an incredible job of supporting and empowering communities to help the most vulnerable both survive and thrive.

The community-led women’s health groups are proven to save thousands of lives and improve standards of health.

It is amazing to see the levels of trust the women build to overcome their problems. Their approach is both genuinely different and incredibly effective.

I would thoroughly recommend supporting Women and Children First, who champion the community-led approach to solving health problems.”

Professor Anthony Costello, Former Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Director at the World Health Organisation


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