There are two reasons why Compassion Mums and Babies is now focused on supporting children from the womb to age one:
- Our world’s youngest children need urgent support. Despite progress, around 4.5 million babies born this year won’t reach their first birthday. And more than two million will die within a month of taking their first breath. Mums and Babies provides a targeted response to this global issue of infant mortality.
- Children can now be sponsored from age one. On their first birthday, a child supported by Mums and Babies will transition into Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program, where they will continue to receive personalised home-based care. This allows Mums and Babies to focus strongly on survival—the first step to releasing a child from poverty.