What we do
Child.org exists to spark progress in global maternal, neonatal and child health.
We do this by discovering, designing and delivering solutions that keep mums, babies and children safe, alive and healthy.
Discovery. We work to find opportunities to improve maternal and child health outcomes.
Design. We create solutions to the barriers mums, babies and children face to access quality care.
Delivery. We deliver projects - and we monitor, assess and report on the results.
Child.org is led from our office in Nairobi, and all our work is conducted in close partnership with local communities.
Below are some examples of our work. Use the buttons on the right to filter by programme or type of project.
For the past three years, Child.org has been implementing an FCDO (UK Aid) funded maternal and child health project. Our Team Mum Pregnant Women’s Groups are designed to increase health literacy, self-efficacy and peer support for 5,700 poor pregnant women living in Igembe Central sub-county in Meru, Kenya, and those that had recently delivered in the same region. We finished the project in 2022, reaching 6,238 pregant women through the groups (538 over our initial target) and we're now planning our next phase of Team Mum!
- Team Mum
In 2018, Child.org delivered 483 Baby Boxes to mothers with newborn babies living in informal settlements ("Slums") in Nairobi. This small pilot programme showed amazing results and we replicated the project in a new region - Kwale County, Kenya supporting a further 450 pregnant women and their babies.
- Team Mum
- Baby Boxes
"I did not know I was supposed to go for postnatal care but I am really glad I did, It is very important because they helped me with the perineal tear and found out that Janeva had a problem with her belly button cord, so she was prescribed medication."
OverviewBetween June and December 2018, Child.org delivered 483 specially-designed Baby Boxes to mothers with newborn babies living in informal settlements ("Slums") in Nairobi County, Kenya. Each box included a mattress, two sheets, a cellular blanket and a mosquito net, and was printed with safe sleeping advice.
AimsThe pilot aimed to encourage mums in Nairobi to seek postnatal care and to provide newborns with a safe place to sleep. The results were dramatic - we saw an 81% increase in women and babies accessing life changing services, and 95% of mothers that received the Box used it for their baby/babies to sleep in. We're now seeking opportunities to take this work further.
Stopping the endless cycle of poverty through a comprehensive school health and education programme.
“I like HealthStart and I love working with it”
OverviewFor so many children, their greatest barrier to an education is their health. Child.org's largest programme tackles this problem comprehensively.
AimsHealthStart aims to provide a comprehensive school health programme - dealing with not just one problem, but as many as possible! We find ways for schools to provide clean water, soap, deworming, malaria nets, family planning, food, training in health and life skills - whatever's needed at that particular school. HealthStart works directly with schools, strengthening their internal systems and offering new ways for the school to tackle issues themselves. This way we create sustainable change that will have positive effects today and for generations to come
By giving women and girls valuable agricultural and life skills, we enable them to lift their families out of poverty for good.
"Continued poverty in the society was due to high school drop-out rates among the girls due to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), early marriages and teenage pregnancy."