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Health Interventions

Compassion’s Health Interventions provide children with quality medical care including life-saving surgery, cancer treatment and more.

Donations enable us to provide proactive and reactive care to some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Our Health Interventions empower our church partners to run life-saving malnutrition, HIV and malaria awareness programmes to stop children getting sick in the first place.

The reality...

  • Around the world, malaria takes the life of a child every 2 minutes.
  • 58% of childhood deaths are caused by infectious diseases.
  • Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition.

With your help we can...

  • Provide children with long-lasting insecticide-treated nets to keep them safe from this deadly disease.
  • Give children life-saving vaccinations and medical treatment.
  • Protect the most vulnerable children by providing extra nutritional food support.

Help kids like Fuad survive

Fuad was a healthy 15-year-old when he began to experience constant shortness of breath.

He was immediately referred to a heart specialist who diagnosed him with severe mitral stenosis (a disorder that narrows or obstructs the mitral valve in the heart) and pulmonary hypertension.

“It was the scariest time of my life. I was scared to sleep at night because I would suddenly lose my breath,” remembers Fuad.

Giving him a 10% chance of survival, doctors recommended overseas heart surgery. Thanks to a Health Intervention, Fuad underwent a successful operation in India. He slowly returned to his normal life and has now chosen to study medicine when he graduates.

“My parents couldn’t have afforded my medical treatment here, let alone abroad. I feel like I was given a second chance. I have regained my strength … Whenever I do something I was not able to do before, I think of Compassion.”  – Fuad, Ethiopia

Read children’s testimonials and be inspired

These are just some of the testimonies from children who’ve been supported by Compassion’s Health Interventions.

Mosquitoes used to bite me, I could not sleep at night and I used to doze in class. Now my performance in class will improve because i get enough rest and I am attentive. I will also not miss school because of malaria.

Mukova, who received a mosquito net thanks to Health Interventions

The children at the centre have been introduced to a healthy lifestyle. We have brought these new habits to our families and friends at school also.

Owensius, Indonesia

Discover how one community in Uganda is fighting malaria … and winning

"Every time my son gets sick, Compassion helps with the medical bills."

Why choose Compassion to protect children’s health?

Compassion has been a trusted charity since 1952. Over the last five years, donations to our Health Interventions have enabled us to distribute 17,640 malaria nets and much more. All our Health 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.

We used to have at least one child attending hospital every week to treat illnesses – now, the situation has changed.

Winfrida, Compassion project director, Tanzania

Make a difference

Donate today and provide quality medical care to the most vulnerable children.
Your donation of £7 could provide a mosquito net in Rwanda.
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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 235,612 people.


Given to fund Interventions


Mosquito nets distributed


Babies given a better start


Toilet blocks constructed


Taught income – generating skills


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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