Communities

Too often communities are told what to do or treated as the problem.

Not by us. Not by you.

We are not like other organisations. We don't have the answers, we don't lecture and we don't provide short term fixes.

We want communities to lead.  We know how to support them behind the scenes to come up with their own answers.

So thats what we do.


 With your kind support, Women and Children First has been able to help communities, women, children and young people worldwide

With your kind support, Women and Children First has been able to help communities, women, children and young people worldwide


Reducing child mortality and improving maternal health

Women and Children First supported communities in three Districts in Bangladesh to come up with local answers to improve the health of mothers and newborns - and save lives.

Partner: Diabetic Association of Bangladesh - Perinatal Care Project and UCL
Project dates: 2002 - 2013

A story of hope and change

Women and Children First supported communities in Jharkhand District, India to come up with local answers to improve the health of mothers and newborns - and save lives.

Partner: Ekjut and UCL
Project dates: 2008 - 2013

Umodzi

Umodzi (Together) explores the power of community mobilisation through women’s groups to improve mother and child health and reduce mortality in Mchinji District, rural Malawi. Women, chiefs and health workers discuss the transformation in their communities brought about by community members collaborating in over 250 women's groups established by the MaiMwana Project. Women describe how collective action has helped to improve health and reduce mortality among mothers and children directly by preventing illness and changing behaviour and indirectly by empowering community members to take control of health issues that affect the health of these groups.

Women and Children First is a friend of MaiMwana Project and UCL, who delivered this project, but was not involved in implementation. However, the communities and approaches are similar to those of our projects in other Districts in Malawi.

Our message

MIRA has been supporting women’s groups in rural Makwanpur District to improve RMNCAH in their local areas. One of these groups selected four women’s group members to receive training on how to plan and shoot a film about their experience of being in a women’s group. This is their film.

Women and Children First is a friend of MIRA and UCL, who delivered this project, but was not involved in implementation. However, the communities and approaches are similar to those of our projects in other countries.

Saving lives of women and children in Sierra Leone

Women and Children First supported communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone to come up with local answers to improve the health of mothers and newborns - and save lives.

Partner: Welbodi Partnership
Project dates: 2015 - 2018

Women’s groups save lives

Women and Children First supported communities in three districts in Bangladesh to come up with local answers to improve the health of mothers and newborns - and save lives.

Partner: Diabetic Association of Bangladesh - Perinatal Care Project and UCL
Project dates: 2002 - 2013

PLA groups

Women and Children First supported communities in Gulu and Amuru Districts, Uganda to come up with local answers to improve the health of mothers and newborns - and save lives.

Partner: Amref Health Africa - Uganda
Project dates: 2014 - 2017

Maternal and child health in Gulu and Amuru, Uganda

Women and Children First supported communities in Gulu and Amuru Districts, Uganda to come up with local answers to improve the health of mothers and newborns - and save lives.

Partner: Amref Health Africa - Uganda
Project dates: 2014 - 2017


Answers

Local communities have the answers.

But too often they are told what to do, treated as the problem or ignored.

Not by us.


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