Mums and Babies
The early years of life are critical
For mothers and their children living in poverty, the first few years of a child’s life are critical for survival.
Through generous supporters, Compassion works with Mums and Babies (known as Child Survival Program) 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. The program 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
20,000 girls below the age of 18 give birth every day in developing countries
800 women die daily — 290,000 each year — from complications in pregnancy and childbirth, 99 per cent of them in developing countries
Babies born to adolescent girls are 50 to 100 per cent more likely to die during their first month of life than those born to older mothers
For every woman who dies approximately 20 others suffer serious injuries, infections or disabilities
Sources: UNFPA; WHO