A healthy child is a happy child
Save the Children wants children to grow up happy and healthy. To do this, we:
- Train local health workers in delivering life-saving care for newborn children.
- Teach parents and schools on proper childcare and nutrition.
- Train pupils on dental care and personal hygiene.
- Provide services to improve maternal, infant, and adolescent health.
- Carry out a malnutrition treatment program among poor communities.
- Provide emergency healthcare for children and families affected by armed conflict or natural disasters.
- Raise awareness on child malnutrition through our #LahatDapat campaign.
- Influence and work with government at national and local levels for the adoption of policies that support effective health programs for children.
Until today, several Filipino children are getting sick because they don't have access to quality health services or proper nutrition.
Treatable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, measles, and neo-natal conditions are still among the biggest causes of child deaths in the Philippines.
To help respond to such issues, we work with the Department of Health, the National Nutrition Council, local governments, partner organizations, communities, and families.