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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

All children deserve to reach their full potential. Support our #HealthyMumsHealthyKids appeal and the UK Government will double all donations.


Ensuring every child is able to grow up strong begins with good nutrition and health - right from the start. They provide the essential building blocks for children to develop and reach their potential.

But 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.

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

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.

By supporting mums and mums-to-be, by helping them stay healthy and give birth to healthy children, by helping them learn how to provide the care and nutrition their children need, you will help children grow up healthy and strong.

The UK Government will double all donations made to #HealthyMumsHealthyKids, so we can help even more children survive malnutrition.

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Meet some of the people we're supporting in Matam, Senegal.