Children's Health & Nutrition
Nearly 5.9 million children die each year due to preventable and treatable causes, including 1 million babies who die on the day they are born. What's more, malnutrition contributes to the deaths of children and a lifetime of poor health. More than 150 million children in developing countries are malnourished.
That's why we are committed to providing robust health and nutrition programs that save children's lives and ensure they grow up healthy.
In 2015, we supported the delivery of 8.4 million life-saving curative and preventative interventions among children under five in 36 countries (a 14% increase from 2014). We supported more than 6.8 million life-saving curative interventions – helping to treat cases of preventable causes of deaths from malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea and malnutrition (an 18% increase from 2014).
Growing Up Healthy
Save the Children works to improve health and nutrition of mothers, newborn babies and children, with special attention to poor and vulnerable communities. We work in hard-to-reach and impoverished communities, as well as with families hard hit by natural disasters and conflict.
We focus our efforts in six areas:
Learn More About Our Programs And Technical Expertise
Our program experts and researchers provide valuable evidence to increase government funding and influence global and national policies. Working with governments, schools and nonprofit partners, we improve the quality, availability and use of proven health and nutrition programs.