WE’RE STOPPING MALNUTRITION FROM THE START and we believe that together, we can defeat childhood illness, blindness, and infant mortality.
Malnutrition is the #1 cause of preventable child deaths. There are children in poor communities who are malnourished and can be recovered really well with something as simple as an albendazole tablet and some vitamins.
We provide lifesaving vitamins to mothers and children under five at risk of malnutrition — reducing preventable illness, blindness, and death — to create a healthier world. We provide Vitamin A, Deworming and Multivitamins dosage free of cost to children and pregnant women.
With this program,
- We promote nutritional education with tools and materials to ensure good health is long-lasting.
- The families we serve face extreme challenges and limited resources, but a lack of education should never be a barrier to good health.
- We encourage and support supplemental education on the basics of nutrition and its importance.
It only takes two doses of vitamin A per year to combat the devastating effects of vitamin A deficiency. These supplements strengthen immune systems, helping to fight off life-threatening illnesses for children in developing countries who lack access to foods with vitamin A.
Parasitic worms in children can lead to malnutrition. Deworming children with albendazole allows them to better absorb nutrients, combating malnutrition and symptoms like illness and stunted development. We pair vitamin A and deworming tablets for a greater impact.
Our prenatal multivitamins deliver essential nutrients so more babies can survive and thrive. Providing supplemental nutrition in the form of a daily prenatal multivitamin is an excellent way to meet the expanded need. Prenatals help support healthy pregnancies, prevent anemia, promote fetal growth, and ensure that babies are born at a healthy birth weight. They are crucial to the health and survival of the growing baby and to the health and well-being of the mothers.