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Our work in Health and Nutrition

Promoting health and nourishment.

Support our work in Health and Nutrition

Help improve and promote good health and wellness.

Worldwide, malnutrition is a leading cause of health concerns for children

There are many reasons why children around the world do not eat enough nutritious food each day. ChildFund works alongside local partners to improve access to nutritious food, raise awareness on how to keep children healthy and strong, and improve medical services for better treatments.

How your donations help

Child eating
Providing meals in schools

Children who are hungry don't learn as well as children who have full tummies. Your donations are helping ChildFund implement programmes to ensure hungry children have enough food to eat when they're at school.

Mother feeding child
Training parents on how to cook nutritious meals

When healthy ingredients are expensive or too hard to come by, it's hard to feed children nutritious meals. Your donations help us train families on ways to grow healthy veggies and cook meals that are nourishing for children.

Children holding chickens
Provide seeds and livestock for improved nutrition

When families can grow their own food, things become much easier. Your donations are helping ChildFund to distribute vegetable seeds, dairy cows and goats, chickens and training so families can get the most from your gifts.

mothers at a helath clinic
Improving access to, and quality of, health clinics

In our dedicated communities, access to health centres isn't always affordable, or available. Your donations are helping ChildFund to build and renovate health clinics and supply them with qualified staff and adequate medicine.

child with mosquito net
Distributing anti-malaria nets to families

In some areas where we work, malaria is a very serious threat, especially for vulnerable children and mothers. Your donations help us to distribute insecticide-treated bed nets to families, helping prevent malaria transmission.

child with doctor
Scheduling regular health check-ups for children

Seeing a doctor on an annual basis is common for children in New Zealand, but not everywhere. Your donations help us ensure children can see a doctor or nurse on a regular basis and get treatment when they're not feeling healthy.

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Where your donations are helping

Promoting the health and well-being of children is fundamental to their growth and development. Your support today ensures that children and families have improved access to high-quality and affordable healthcare facilities and services.

Child in Sri Lanka

Helping provide nourishment for children and communities

Malnutrition is prevalent in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Through nutrition education and more support for parents and caregivers, children can be provided with nourishing meals to help them thrive.

Child in Zambia

Improving access to healthcare and health education

Access to healthcare is a challenge in Zambia. Our work there focuses on creating health centres and providing transport for healthcare services. Along with educating the community and providing access to counselling and testing centres.

Children in the Pacific

Providing nutritious meals for children

Through education on nutrition and cooking classes, communities are learning how to cook with nutritious native plants to provide nourishment to their children and families.

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Support our work in Health and Nutrition

Worldwide, malnutrition is a leading cause of health concerns for children. Instead of worrying about hunger and sickness, you can help children focus on learning, growing and playing.

Your support today can provide children with improved access to healthcare, medicine and food.

Stories and Updates

Other focus areas

Learn more about our other Focus Areas of programming that help to transform the lives of children and their communities.

Child in Sri Lanka

Quality Education

We believe that education is the key to unlocking a brighter future for children in need. Explore our initiatives that highlight our commitment to nurturing young minds.

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Family Livelihoods

Discover our work around improving family livelihoods through income-generating projects and training programs.

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Child Protection

Discover how we are helping communities to learn about and uphold children’s rights, as well as supporting them to keep children safe and protected.

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