“Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.”

Rescue babies from preventable death and illness

The death of a baby is always a tragedy. But no mother should ever have to bury her baby when that death could have been prevented!

It’s heartbreaking to think that 21,000 children under 5 die every day from preventable diseases, most within their first hours or days of life. But here’s the good news: you can do something about it.

Compassion’s Child Survival Program helps developing world mothers and babies in their most vulnerable times, offering practical care and extending God’s love. By joining with Compassion, you’re giving them the best chance at life. Read below to learn how you can help moms and babies break the cycle of poverty.


Loved from the Beginning

Did you know that in some areas of the world, pregnant women are actually encouraged to stop eating protein? In their eyes, a smaller baby just means an easier delivery.

But the fact is, 15% of babies in developing countries are born with low birth weight because of malnourishment in the womb.

So through Compassion, trained Child Survival Specialists take mothers under their wing, providing access to prenatal care with dietary supplements and doctor visits to make sure both mom and baby are healthy.

Defeating The Big 6 Baby-Killers

In your household, diarrhea probably isn't a life or death situation. Yet in developing countries, diarrhea is one of the Big 6 Baby Killers, causing the death of 1.5 million babies every year.

All of the Big 6 Baby Killers—diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, measles, HIV/AIDS, and malnutrition—are preventable or treatable.

Compassion, working through local churches and Survival Specialists, provides practical solutions like vaccinations, access to doctors, malaria nets, antibiotics, and education.

Give a Happy Birth Day

Imagine giving birth on a dirt floor in a grass hut.

No doctor, no medical equipment, no help available in case of an emergency. For mothers in developing countries, that is often the harsh reality.

1500 mothers and 10,000 newborns die every day due to complications that could have been prevented just with the presence of a skilled birth attendant.

But Compassion prepares mothers for the big day, providing a skilled birth attendant and medical supplies for birth in a clean, safe environment. For just $100, you can supply a developing world mother with a safe birth today. LEARN MORE

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Your monthly support enables Compassion's local church partners to meet these basic needs:

  1. Prenatal Care
  2. Nutritious Food and Supplements
  3. Ongoing Health Care and Vaccinations
  4. Infant Survival Training
  5. Education and Encouragement
  6. Spiritual Nurturing and Faith Community
  7. Income Generating Opportunities