Mums and Babies
The first year of life is critical
For mums and babies living in poverty, the first year of a child’s life is critical for survival.
Through generous supporters, Compassion works with mums and babies to prevent premature death, secure good health and enable positive development for babies and their caregivers.
In partnership with Compassion, local churches run activities and carry out regular home visits. Mums and Babies aims for a child and their caregiver to be:
- Physically healthy
- Encouraged in self-confidence and able to build healthy relationships
- Equipped with life skills
- Given the opportunity to hear the gospel message
Through Mums and Babies, you can help provide the support needed for the best start to life.
Why giving to Mums and Babies is so important
830 women die daily — 302,000 each year — from complications in pregnancy and childbirth, 99 per cent of them in developing countries
For every woman who dies approximately 20 others suffer serious injuries, infections or disabilities
Around 4.5 million babies born this year won’t reach their first birthday, and more than two million will die within one month of life
For a child born into poverty, the threat of death is doubled
Sources: WHO; UNFPA