Advancing Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN)

Global Communities has worked to save mothers’ and children’s lives and improve their health and well-being since 1961. We implement integrated maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition (MNCHN) programs at the individual, family, community and institutional levels. On the supply side, we partner with governments, civil society, and frontline health workers to strengthen health systems, focusing on enhancing the accessibility, quality and equity of MNCHN services. On the demand side, we work with individuals, families and communities to increase uptake of these services; adopt improved health, nutrition and hygiene behaviors; and increase citizens’ participation in decision-making processes that shape MNCHN service delivery. We promote evidence-based interventions such as kangaroo mother care (KMC) for preterm and low birthweight babies, optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices, community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), growth monitoring, multiple micronutrient supplementation and anemia screening. Our solutions are community-driven, people-centered, and grounded in the principles of gender equality, universal access and accountability.