Maternal and Child Health

Committed to providing health programming for those who need it most

Too many girls, children and young women lack equal access to health care.

We work with marginalized communities to ensure that they have access to the health services necessary to survive and thrive, and to equip them with the information, skills and self-efficacy to manage their health.

We recognize that climate extremes and conflicts are increasing the frequency of food shortages, as well as economic, political and health crises. We collaborate with youth and communities to identify, prioritize, design and monitor programs and solutions that address their unique and diverse health needs. Our comprehensive, inclusive approach to programming strives to be girl-led, because we believe the best way to identify the challenges that girls and young women face and define the path forward is to ask the experts: the girls themselves.

Our impact in

Maternal and Child Health

4.3 million
Number of girls with improved sexual and reproductive health.
30 million
people reached with messaging about sexual and reproductive health and rights.
health programs as part of Plan’s emergency response work.

Our programming includes six main focus areas

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

We ensure that girls, adolescents and women realize their rights to sexual and reproductive health, including access to information, education and services. Our SRHR program areas include life skills programming, comprehensive sexuality education, family planning, adolescent and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health access, addressing child and early forced marriage (CEFM), access to sexual reproductive health in emergencies (SRHiE), HIV prevention and increasing access to HIV care.

In her own words

Maternal & Child Health Fund

Your contribution is tax deductible.

Your gift to the Maternal and Child Health Fund supports the most basic human needs of mother and child: safe water, access to health care, disease prevention and protection from gender-based violence.