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."
We worked with the World Health Organisation to investigate inexpensive innovations in quality of care, in the most dangerous country in the world to give birth.
OverviewSierra Leone has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world - and the 4th highest rate of child mortality. Some of the biggest problems lie in the country’s health system, which is critically underdeveloped, understaffed and under-funded. Child.org are working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Department of Public Health at the University of Makeni in Sierra Leone. Together, we're investigating and testing inexpensive and sustainable innovations to quality of care that could have a big impact.
AimsWe're designing methods to assess the health needs of communities in Sierra Leone. We're collecting information that will be used by local health services, government and WHO to design, monitor and deliver improvements. Child.org will also use this data to determine which innovations and improvements we deliver next.
Every charity thinks their people are the best in the world, but we're pretty sure we're right. Meet some of them...
"Two of Walter’s pupils are wheelchair users, so Walter has made sure that every classroom is accessible by a ramp..."
OverviewChild.org work with some of the most brilliant people in the world. We've created a page on our website to celebrate just a few of them.
AimsWe want to demonstrate the awesomeness of all the people we work with - in the UK and in Africa. By sharing their stories online, we also hope to give you an insight into the impact your support has on the lives of other humans.