Foundation for Mother and Child Health (FMCH)

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The Foundation for Mother & Child Health (FMCH) works to improve the lives of mothers and children in local communities by providing programmes focused on health, nutrition, education and sustainable skills training. A not-for-profit independent organization, we work with socially and/or financially disadvantaged communities regardless of their race, creed or gender. Our aim is to help children reach their potential by alleviating poverty and malnutrition. Children who are undernourished have lowered resistance to infection, can have stunted growth and are more likely to die from common childhood ailments such as diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections (UNICEF, 2007). Those who survive may be locked into a vicious cycle of recurring sickness and faltering growth, often with irreversible damage to their cognitive and social development.