Children’s health

At Terre des hommes, one of our priorities is to ensure that children and their mothers benefit from proper healthcare. As a result, we have launched a number of innovative projects in this field. They reflect our broader mission to improve access to medical care, water and sanitation in the most underprivileged communities worldwide.

Fields of intervention


Healthy mothers are much more likely to have healthy children. We provide healthcare and advice to mothers during pregnancy and childbirth.

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Improving sanitary conditions and hygiene is a vital part of our mother and child health projects and our work in humanitarian emergency situations.

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Terre des hommes arranges for disadvantaged children, particularly children suffering from heart defects, to be transferred to Europe for medical treatment or surgery.

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As a mother, I am constantly wondering: where will this child be in five years' time? As a doctor, I am more concerned about the social consequences. It is this combination of emotions and pragmatism that makes Tdh capable of making a difference.

Charulata Banerjee, Regional advisor to Tdh on health programmes in Asia


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Related publications

Making an impact for children: Annual Report 2017
Courage no. 57 - Can digital technology save lives?
Thematic Policy - Mother and Child Health
Specialised care programme - Annual Report 2016
Thematic policy - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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