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Women and Children First

We want a world where all women, children and young people can survive and thrive. Too often they face problems that can harm, kill or hold them back, like preventable, treatable diseases or issues in pregnancy. Women and Children First are pioneers at empowering local communities in the world's poorest countries. We enable women to take the lead in achieving this.


Registered charity no. 1085096

Member since August 2016

About us

Women and Children First guide women to overcome their problems, setting up community health groups. These bring women and men together to find the answers they need.

They come up with life-saving ideas like bicycle ambulances, sourcing and distributing mosquito nets, and cleaning water sources. They create long-term, sustainable solutions.

Our approach is recommended by the World Health Organisation. We have reduced newborn deaths by up to 33%, maternal deaths by up to 49% and saved over 6,250 lives to date - and counting.

By the end of 2021 we will save the lives of 10,000 women, children and young people and enable 1,000,000 more to live the lives they choose.

All of this can be achieved with your help.