Children have the right to a healthy start in life. From fighting diseases to boosting nutrition, Plan's health programmes help to save thousands of children's lives each year.
In 2012, Plan trained 239,785 professional and volunteer health workers on early education and care skills, benefiting 19,974 communities.
Preventable childhood illnesses
Our community-level health programmes include immunisation, child nutrition and hygiene promotion.
We work to prevent and combat preventable childhood illnesses such as malaria, diarrhoea and malnutrition.
Maternal and reproductive health
Maternal health is another key area of our work, particularly pre- and postnatal care and birth attendance.
For example, in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Plan has organised camps to train traditional birth attendants, which has resulted in a marked decrease in infant and maternal mortality rates.
We also implement reproductive health programmes in most of the countries that we work in, with the main focus on HIV.
Health huts save lives
Rural health huts across Senegal are having a dramatic impact on the lives of more than 1,000,000 people – fighting diseases and boosting child nutrition and health.
Saving babies' lives
See how Plan is helping to cut death rates for newborn babies by 50% in some districts of Nepal.
Making motherhood safer in Malawi
Plan is helping to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in a community in Malawi.