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Child Survival Interventions

For babies born into poverty, the first 1,000 days of life are critical to survival. Our Child Survival interventions keep mums safe during their pregnancy by providing pre-natal and post-natal care, including check-ups, vaccinations and the presence of a medical professional during childbirth.

What’s more, they help babies reach their first birthday by ensuring precious children receive vaccinations, vitamins, nutritional supplements and growth checks.

The reality...

  • 810 women die each day due to pregnancy or childbirth issues.
  • Children of mothers with a high school degree had a 31% lower risk of dying before their fifth birthday than children born to mothers with no education.
  • Since 1990, the global under-5 mortality rate has dropped by 59%.

With your help we can...

  • Provide vulnerable mums with quality pre-and post-natal care.
  • Guarantee babies in poverty receive critical medical support including immunisations.
  • Empower mums in extreme poverty by teaching them income generation skills.

You can empower mums like Geraldine 

When Geraldine found out she was pregnant, she lost her home. Without money, shelter or family to turn to, she had to ask around to see if anyone in her community, one of the most dangerous areas of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, could put her up for the night. Sometimes, she had no option but to sleep on the street.

Geraldine turned to her local church for support, and is now receiving help from Compassion’s Survival Interventions for mothers and babies.

“Joining the Survival Programme has been an immense blessing to me,” she says.

Now, Geraldine and her baby boy, Richardelin, have a safe home. The Survival Programme took care of Geraldine’s rent and living expenses, while supporting her to launch a laundry business to earn a regular income. Regular medical visits and food packages are helping mother and baby to thrive.

“I cannot thank God enough — and the Compassion staff — for all they have brought to my life in such a short time.’’

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What I appreciated is that without the centre, maybe my child and I could not exist! To see how the pregnancy bothered me, I was there doing nothing, and the facilitator referred me to the Vogan hospital, without them, I don’t know if me and my child would be alive today.”

It is now with the arrival of Compassion that everyone knows that when we are pregnant we go to the prenatal consultation, if your child is sick we take him to the hospital, you the pregnant woman when you are sick we should take you to the hospital. These changes have totally come to the community.

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"What I like most is that mums are moved when they get to hold their child in their arms."

Why choose Compassion as your survival charity?

Compassion has been a trusted charity since 1952. Over the last five years, donations to Child Survival Interventions have enabled us to give 5,840 babies a better start in life. Help us support the next vulnerable baby by donating today. All our Child Survival Interventions are run in partnership with our church partners who know the needs of their communities inside out and are there to provide long-term support. 

Due to being registered in the Compassion Child Survival intervention, I have been able to monitor my baby’s health much better than my first baby. Every month the Survival intervention hosts a group activity for all the mothers and this is the highlight of my month as we have a lot of fun and share with each other our tips and ideas.

Mrs Abayon, Philippines

Make a difference

Donate to Child Survival Interventions today and give precious babies the best possible start in life.
Your donation of £10 could feed a mum and her baby for one month.
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The difference you have made

Over the last five years UK donors have had a meaningful impact on the lives of more than 421,420 people.

£8,489,290

Given to fund Interventions

20,483

Mosquito nets distributed

5,840

Babies given a better start

61

Safe water sources provided

18,342

Taught income – generating skills

19,671

Children and caregivers trained in child protection

Give with confidence

At Compassion, your donation is used wisely to the greatest benefit to children in poverty.

A minimum of 80 percent of donations to Compassion UK is used to directly support the development and delivery of interventions.

The remaining 20 percent is used to inform and update donors and facilitate support for their chosen intervention or fund Compassion UK activities to support more interventions and children.

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