WHAT WE DO AT FMCH
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
The three FMCH Sister Organisations have adopted a holistic approach, embracing, educating and empowering mothers, fathers and children in their social environment. Led by their own Boards, FMCH Indonesia, India and UK work hard to provide programmes encouraging preventative health and pre-school education through advocacy, outreach activities and innovation.
We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our programmes.
Contact us to learn more and get involved.
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH FILM PROJECT
Our aim is to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining mental wellbeing in parents before, during and after childbirth. The Foundation for Mother & Child Health UK has been working in collaboration with ForMedFilms and others to produce a short animated film "Perinatal Positivity". Narrated by mothers and fathers, parents tell us about their experiences and the coping strategies they found most useful. The film was released on September 5th 2018 and to date has been watched 12,000 times and received great feedback.
The next stages of this mental health project is translating the film into several languages, and FMCH-UK is proud to be funding the first of the translations into Urdu in collaborating with Royal Society of Medicine.
'DAYS FOR GIRLS' PROGRAMME IN WEST TIMOR
The Foundation for Mother & Child Health UK and Indonesia are addressing the issue of young girls having inadequate access to hygiene solutions - a common problem for girls living in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In collaboration with 'Days for Girls' and the 'Priscilla Hall Foundation', FMCH-Indonesia is providing education to high school girls in West Timor and distributing donated feminine products.
With continuing support and cooperation from local communities in West Timor, we believe we can really make a difference in this area. We invite you to learn more and lend your support.
PREGNANCY CLASSES IN INDIA AND INDONESIA
The Foundation for Mother & Child Health in India & Indonesia is dedicated to improving the nutrition of mothers and their babies through provision of breastfeeding and parenting classes. Maternal and infant mortality rates in both countries remain high, so classes for pregnant mothers include encouraging kangeroo care and delivering their baby in a health centre attended by trained healthcare assistants.
PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION IN WEST TIMOR AND JAVA
FMCH-Indonesia, or Yayasan Balita Sehat as it is known in Indonesia, runs several pre schools: in Jakarta, central Java, and West Timor. All provide education for children from low income communities. A very successful mobile library programme is also in place that provides books and learning through puppet shows to children unable to access our schools. To find out more, click below.
FMCH Indonesia is providing health education for female factory workers in several different locations across Indonesia. Yayasan Balita Sehat as it is known locally, works in collaboration with the HER Project to provide workplace-based interventions for women on health. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.