Results

Over the last 17 years we have supported over 5,000 communities, in 13 countries, to save over 6,000 lives - and counting.


Local answers

Over the last 17 years we have stood in awe as local communities have come up with simple answers to some of the biggest global problems facing women, children and young people.  These answers are saving lives and giving women, children and young people control over their futures.

 Teddy looks down proudly at her son, Martin

Teddy looks down proudly at her son, Martin

Teddy

"The advice saved mine and my baby's life"

 Ruth, the group leader, smiles (Photo: Corrie Wingate)

Ruth, the group leader, smiles (Photo: Corrie Wingate)

Ruth

“We discuss problems and deal with them”

 Baby Nancy looks at the camera, whilst being held by her mother, Innocent

Baby Nancy looks at the camera, whilst being held by her mother, Innocent

Innocent

“I was scared my family wouldn’t accept me”


Global results

What sets us apart is our evidence. We rigorously, transparently and honestly evaluate all our projects. We are committed to learning, celebrating achievements and working hard to improve where we need to.


Recent projects

Improving maternal, perinatal and newborn health and reducing mortality in Oyam District, Uganda
 

 A women's health group meeting in the Kitenge Village, Uganda

A women's health group meeting in the Kitenge Village, Uganda

Communities in Oyam District, Uganda
Project population: 108,317
Problem: Maternal and Newborn health

Partner: Doctors with Africa CUAMM
Funder: Comic Relief, Big Lottery Fund, Vitol Foundation
Amount: £792,823
Dates: 2017 - 2020

Role of WCF: Grant Manager
Status: Active

Improving maternal, perinatal and newborn health and reducing mortality in Goro Woreda, Ethiopia
 

 Rabiya with her daughter, Fedila, in Ethiopia

Rabiya with her daughter, Fedila, in Ethiopia

Communities in Goro Woreda, Ethiopia
Project population: 39,893
Problem: Maternal and Newborn health

Partner: Doctors with Africa CUAMM
Funder: Comic Relief and Big Lottery Fund
Amount: £705,982
Dates: 2017 - 2020

Role of WCF: Technical assistance
Status: Active

Technical assistance regarding MaiKhanda Trust's project extension of PMTCT project in Salima District, Malawi

 Young family in the Kalonga Village, Malawi (Photo: Corrie Wingate)

Young family in the Kalonga Village, Malawi (Photo: Corrie Wingate)

Communities in Salima District, Malawi
Project population: 96,077
Problem: HIV/AIDS

Partner: MaiKhanda Trust
Funder: ViiV Healthcare - PACF
Amount: £150,000
Dates: 2017 - 2019

Role of WCF: Technical assistance
Status: Active
 

Improving maternal and newborn health in Malga Woreda, Ethiopia



 

 Women discuss their health concerns in Ethiopia

Women discuss their health concerns in Ethiopia

Communities in Malga Woreda, Ethiopia
Project population: 139,224
Problem: Maternal and newborn health

Partner: Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia
Funder: Comic Relief
Amount: to £782,007
Dates: 2015 - 2019

Role of WCF: Grant manager
Status: Active

Reproductive health rights for indigenous and marginalised women in Central America

 Community discussions in Nicaragua

Community discussions in Nicaragua

Communities in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua
Project population: 93,000
Problem: Maternal and newborn health

Partner: Health Poverty Action
Funder: European Commission
Amount: to EUR2,200.000
Dates: 2015 - 2018

Role of WCF: Technical assistance
Status: Completed

Addressing loss to follow up in PMTCT in the community and preventing untended pregnancies in Salima District, Malawi

 Mother and child in hospital in Malawi (Photo: Tom Payne)

Mother and child in hospital in Malawi (Photo: Tom Payne)

Communities in Salima District, Malawi
Project population: 96,077
Problem: HIV/AIDS

Partner: MaiKhanda Trust
Funder: Viiv Healthcare - PACF
Amount: £349,997
Dates: 2014 - 2017

Role of WCF: Grant Manager
Status: Completed
 

Primary health programme in marginalised areas on the Burma-China border


 

 Yu Wan, a grandmother helping with maternal and newborn health problems in her community

Yu Wan, a grandmother helping with maternal and newborn health problems in her community

Communities in six autonomous regions in Burma
Project population: 88,500
Problem: Maternal and newborn health

Partner: Health Poverty Action
Funder: UK Aid
Amount: £1,000,000
Dates: 2015 - 2018

Role of WCF: Technical assistance
Status: Active

Multidisciplinary NIHR CLAHRC North Thames
 

 A Bangladeshi baby in the hospital

A Bangladeshi baby in the hospital

Communities in Tower Hamlets, UK
Project population: 2,000
Problem: Infant feeding and care

Partner: UCL
Funder: NIHR
Amount: £100,000
Dates: 2017 - 2018

Role of WCF: Technical assistance
Status: Completed
 

Improving maternal and child health in Uganda

 

 Baby held in hands in Uganda

Baby held in hands in Uganda

Communities in Gulu/Amuru Districts, Uganda
Project population: 129,300
Problem: Maternal and Newborn health

Partner: Amref Health Africa
Funder: Big Lottery Fund
Amount: £498,481
Dates: 2014 - 2017

Role of WCF: Grant Manager
Status: Completed

Improving maternal and newborn outcomes for women and newborn babies in Western Area of Sierra Leone through community engagement and health systems strengthening

 A group meeting takes place in Sierra Leone

A group meeting takes place in Sierra Leone

Communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Project population: 100,000
Problem: Maternal and newborn health

Partner: Welbodi Partnership
Funder: UK Aid
Amount: to £249,945
Dates: 2014 - 2018

Role of WCF: Technical assistance
Status: Completed
 

Improving maternal and newborn health in Nkhotakota District, Malawi

 A baby is asleep in their mother's arms

A baby is asleep in their mother's arms

Communities in Nkhotakota District, Malawi
Project population: 147,737
Problem: Maternal and Newborn health

Partner: MaiKhanda Trust
Funder: Big Lottery Fund
Amount: £499,681
Dates: 2015 - 2018

Role of WCF: Grant Manager
Status: Completed

Improving maternal and newborn outcomes in Ntchisi District, Malawi

 

 A mother carries her baby on her back

A mother carries her baby on her back

Communities in Ntchisi District, Malawi
Project population: 227,735
Problem: Maternal and Newborn health

Partner: MaiKhanda Trust
Funder: Comic Relief
Amount: £1,078,866
Dates: 2014 - 2017

Role of WCF: Grant Manager
Status: Completed
 

Improving maternal and newborn health in Bogra District, Bangladesh

 A grandmother, mother and baby in Bangladesh

A grandmother, mother and baby in Bangladesh

Communities in Bogra District, Bangladesh
Project population: 96,985
Problem: Maternal and Newborn health

Partner: Diabetic Association of Bangladesh - Perinatal Care Project
Funder: UK Aid
Amount: £250,000
Dates: 2014 - 2016

Role of WCF: Grant manager
Status: Completed

Improving maternal and neonatal health in Nkhotakota District, Malawi

 A small baby is cuddled by her mother

A small baby is cuddled by her mother

Communities in Nkhotakota District, Malawi
Project population: 321,851
Problem: Maternal and newborn health

Partner: MaiKhanda Trust
Funder: UK Aid
Amount: £250,000
Dates: 2014 - 2016

Role of WCF: Grant manager
Status: Completed
 

Improving the health of pregnant women and children in Malawi
 

 A doctor examines a newborn bab

A doctor examines a newborn bab

Communities in Ntcheu District, Malawi
Project population: 80,900
Problem: Maternal and newborn health

Partner: Perinatal Care Project and Malawi Ministry of Health
Funder: Comic Relief
Amount: to £584,532
Dates: 2010 - 2015

Role of WCF: Grant manager
Status: Completed
 


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