A one-year-old child prepares to receive his Yellow Fever vaccination in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo Credit: Tommy Trenchard, August 2016

A one year old boy prepares to receive his Yellow Fever vaccination in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Children’s Health and Nutrition

Providing the best health and nutrition programs to save lives

Nearly 5.6 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, child malnutrition often leads to a lifetime of poor health and even death. More than 150 million children in developing countries are malnourished.

That's why we are committed to providing effective children’s health and nutrition programs that save children's lives and ensure they grow up healthy.

Thanks to generous donors like you, Save the Children is able to improve maternal, newborn and child health, help end child malnutrition and hunger and prevent HIV transmission, and ensure treatment for those living with HIV before they develop (or to prevent) AIDS — giving 157 million children a healthy start in life and helping 56.3 million children directly with lifesaving care, medicines, preventive treatments and so much more.

How Our Health and Nutrition Work Saves Lives:

  • Targeting the major causes of maternal, newborn and child deaths
  • Providing high-impact, low-cost care that saves children's lives
  • Training and equipping frontline health workers to provide basic and lifesaving care
  • Responding rapidly during emergencies – when children are most vulnerable

Learn About Our Child Health and Nutrition Programs


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