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Health

To improve child nutrition, Plan's programs include supporting child feeding centers, assisting with community and home gardens, and aiding with Vitamin A and zinc supplement distribution.
To improve child nutrition, Plan's programs include supporting child feeding centers, assisting with community and home gardens, and aiding with Vitamin A and zinc supplement distribution.

Plan's goal: providing the tools, training, and resources for communities to raise healthy children

Plan's child-centered and community-based health programs help save thousands of girls' and boys' lives every year. With community-level initiatives that include immunization, child nutrition and hygiene promotion, Plan's programs are designed to strengthen community-based health systems. 

Particular emphasis is given to the five main causes of death among children under the age of five: malaria, diarrhea, acute respiratory diseases, malnutrition and measles.

 

Plan uses a holistic, integrated approach to improving child health:

How does your support help?

By supporting our health programs, you are helping improve the health and survival of pregnant women and at-risk children in the neediest of countries through high quality, low-cost and sustainable health measures:

  • Childhood immunizations against the six deadliest childhood diseases: measles, tuberculosis, polio, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis;
  • Qualified health care for the mother before, during and after childbirth, as well as needed health education, and training for traditional, local midwives;
  • Emergency and supplemental feeding for malnourished children, and regular checkups to monitor growth;
  • Clinical management of childhood illnesses, such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria;
  • HIV/AIDS prevention, and much more.