What we do
The Foundation for Mother & Child Health (FMCH) was created to preserve and improve the lives of women and children in need. By providing programmes that improve health and nutrition knowledge, and sustainable skills training to such families, we are opening the doors for generations to come.
To create a world where children and mothers of all social, economic, or religious backgrounds, receive the knowledge and support they need to reach their full potential.
The problems we tackle
Malnutrition contributes to half of the deaths of children, under the age of 5 in developing countries. Often caused by a lack of knowledge, malnutrition in children can cause a vicious cycle of recurring sickness and faltered growth. This cycle begins as malnourished mothers give birth to under-developed children.
To tackle this problem at its source, we implement programmes that provide access to preventive medical care for families; intensive and supplementary feeding programmes for children; growth monitoring for young children and skills training for mothers. We also provide education about health, hygiene and nutrition to families and community health workers.
Where we work
Both regions deliver health, nutrition and education programmes focusing on the first 1000 days of life – from conception to two years of age.
- FMCH India focuses on the provision of health, nutrition and child development programmes.
- FMCH Indonesia focuses on the provision of health and nutrition programmes, pre school education for malnourished children, skills training for mothers, and training for pre school teachers and community health workers.