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Healthy Mums Healthy Kids

Young mothers with their babies, receiving nutritional advice and guidance at a health centre in Matam, Senegal

Healthy Mums Healthy Kids

We have now come to the end of our appeal support mums and mums-to-be give birth to healthy children in Matam, Senegal. Thank you for helping us provide life-saving programmes. All your donations have been matched by the UK Government, meaning your support will go twice as far.

Millions of mums and mums-to-be around the world struggle to give their children a healthy start to life. This is because sometimes they are still very young when they give birth and are going through a critical period of rapid growth, which puts increased demands on their bodies.

Young mothers often lack access to the support they need to provide the care and nutrition that they and their children require. This puts them at greater risk, as often they give birth to malnourished daughters, who grow up to be malnourished mothers themselves.

Our teams are helping to save more children from life-threatening malnutrition. We are supporting mums and mums-to-be by helping them stay healthy and give birth to healthy children. We are running programmes to help  them learn how to provide the care and nutrition their children need.

Thank you so much for supporting our appeal this Autumn - we look forward to announcing the total raised in the new year.

Your donation to our Healthy Mums Healthy Kids campaign will be doubled by the UK Government.