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On 10 May, MPs and other supporters were invited to ‘Celebrating a Different Path’ at the House of Commons. They heard stories of mothers and babies in Togo who’ve shared about the difference our Child Survival Interventions have made in their lives. The generosity of our Compassion UK supporters was match-funded by UK aid, and these funds enabled 23 survival projects in Togo to provide antenatal check-ups, trained birth attendants, nutritious food, safe water, and offer mentoring and parenting workshops for families.
The first 1,000 days of a child’s life – from conception to age two – are massively important for ensuring a baby thrives in later life. The World Bank reports that 55% of the Togolese population live below the poverty line. Pregnant women and babies living in poverty are especially vulnerable, often lacking access to essentials, such as enough food—according to the WHO, around 45% of deaths among children under five can be linked to undernutrition.
The government of Togo is working to ensure better food security and affordable healthcare for all. Our Different Path Survival Interventions worked perfectly alongside their aims, and our approach of partnering with local churches meant each project was run by people who understand their communities and are committed for the long-term.
The results from our Intervention projects were extremely encouraging:
Read our full report for more details about the remarkable outcomes our project has achieved.
We’re grateful for the amazing work this grant has helped us provide. In order to continue and expand the reach of our Child Survival projects, we need to raise vital funds. Can you help by supporting our Child Survival Interventions?
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Compassion UK Christian Child Development, registered charity in England and Wales (1077216) and Scotland (SC045059). A company limited by guarantee, Registered in England and Wales company number 03719092. Registered address: Compassion House, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UT.