Health and nutrition
An important part of our work is focused on improving the health and nutrition of children in need by providing basic healthcare, medical equipment and training for health workers. We also help make sure children and their families caught up in natural disasters and emergencies get the food and water they need to survive.
We work with local governments and local partners to provide safe environments for vulnerable children, deliver basic health services, strengthen health facilities and services and tackle HIV/AIDS epidemics.
Every year more than 9 million children in the world die before they reach the age of five and 4 million babies die in their first month of life. Many continue to die from preventable diseases like pneumonia, malaria and measles and children are also vulnerable to HIV and AIDS, malnutrition and hunger.
We work to make sure vaccines, antibiotics and oral re-hydration therapy reach as many children as possible. These simple measures save millions of lives for relatively little cost.
Our global EVERY ONE campaign has helped more than 20 million women and babies since 2000.
In 2011, Save the Children New Zealand raised NZ$ 118,633 for EVERY ONE through our own local do1thing campaign.
Thanks to our supporters, this money will be used to invest in maternal, newborn and child survival programmes that will help save millions of lives, as well as lobby world leaders to make good on their Millennium Development Goal promises.
Visit www.do1thing.org.nz to find out more.