The World Health Organization estimates that about two-thirds of child deaths are preventable through practical, low-cost interventions. For example, the risk of death and illness can be reduced by providing prenatal care to pregnant mothers, delivering and caring for babies in safe, hygienic environments, providing nutritious meals to children, and making quality health care accessible and affordable in rural areas.
Good health allows children to develop strong minds and bodies, thrive in school, discover their potential, and achieve their dreams. Yet almost 10 million children under the age of five die each year and many more become sick from preventable and treatable illnesses such as malnutrition, pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, and HIV.
One World is proud to support grassroots partners that provide these practical, low-cost interventions to vulnerable children and their caregivers around the world.
One World Partners focused on:
HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN
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El Shadai Family Foster Home
Jinja District, Uganda
Positive Innovation for the Next Generation (PING)
ShivaShanta Mother & Child Health Center
Cuenca, Ecuador, Latin America
Anjna Patient Education
California, United States
Bitone Children's Center and Troupe
Siyazigabisa Home of Hope
Tembisa, South Africa