Members of Congress witness how strong health systems create healthy, self-sufficient moms and families
"The world needs to accept that many parts of Niger and the Sahel are now in a state of chronic crisis," explained Barbara Jackson, Humanitarian Director, CARE International, in 2012.
While there is not a universal day set aside to promote the welfare of children, nations have been doing so for close to 100 years.
A child’s future is shaped within their first 1,000 days – the critical period between conception and age two. During this important period, maternal and child nutrition has a measurable, lasting impact on growth, brain development and overall health.
Fanta Bangura is 17 years old and grew up in Yiben, a rural community in the Koinadugu district. Early in her marriage, she moved to Freetown with her husband and shortly after became pregnant with their first child.
Tutaya Aurelia Flores lives in Tambobamba, Peru in a community where the Window of Opportunity program is working.
The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child advocates for programs and services that promote early health, development and well-being of children and their caregivers.