Error message

Search is temporarily unavailable. If the problem persists, please contact the site administrator.

You are here

Health and Nutrition

Over the past two decades, the world has made remarkable progress in children’s survival and health: child deaths have been reduced by half. This is the result of years of effort and the delivery of a small set of proven health and nutrition interventions. Despite this progress, each year nearly six million children still die before their fifth birthday – most of these deaths are preventable. Globally, the leading causes of death in children under five are preterm birth complications, pneumonia, complications during labour and delivery, diarrhoea and sepsis or meningitis. Progress has been uneven and millions of children have been left behind due to poverty, their ethnic identity, because they live in remote areas or urban slums, or in countries caught up in conflicts.

Within the health and nutrition thematic area, Save the Children focusses on ensuring that all young children receive the health and nutrition care and services they require to survive. To achieve this goal, Save the Children collaborates with local governments, multilateral institutions, grassroots organizations and others to strengthen health systems, and works with individuals, families and communities to encourage the uptake of healthy behaviors. We work in both humanitarian and development contexts.

Documents ()

View mode:
  • Check if your spelling is correct, or try removing filters.
  • Remove quotes around phrases to match each word individually: "blue drop" will match less than blue drop.
  • You can require or exclude terms using + and -: big +blue drop will require a match on blue while big blue -drop will exclude results that contain drop.

Health and Nutrition Global Theme

Health & Nutrition is one of five global themes prioritized by Save the Children to deliver its new strategy.

Within the health and nutrition thematic area, Save the Children focuses on ensuring that all young children receive the health and nutrition care and services they require to survive. To achieve this goal, Save the Children collaborates with local governments, multilateral institutions, grassroots organizations and others to strengthen health systems, and works with individuals, families and communities to encourage the uptake of healthy behaviors.

Read more