NAF operates as an independent agent of change, seeking and promoting more effective, easily-delivered and less-expensive methods to prevent illness and death of children. We are working towards a future where all children get the care and support they need to thrive.
The cycle of poverty is an interconnected mix of factors that imprisons entire communities for generations. While it’s difficult to unwind every element of poverty, one thing stands out; health conditions and access to health care play a huge factor in a community’s poverty rate. More children are surviving their early years than ever before. Yet our job is far from done; more than five million under-fives still die each year. Children in impoverished communities live without access to basic health necessities such as clean water and sanitation, ushering in preventable diseases or worse. Health issues often cause children to fall behind in school, and a lack of education leads the way for drug use, early pregnancy and gang affiliation. Now rising inequality, pandemics and the climate crisis are set to make it worse.
We're determined to change this.
• We Promote Access to Healthcare for Children
• We Keep Kids Healthy and Ready to Learn
• We Drive Advocacy and Impact Policy
• We Provide Support in Disasters and Public Health Crises
Regardless of their situation, children should not be deprived of the best life-sustaining healthcare. We have to make sure all children get the care they need for the best possible start in life. We exist for children. To make their world a better place. To help them learn, grow and become who they want to be. No matter where they’re growing up, we find a way to reach the children who need us most.
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