Health and Nutrition Fund

How We Provide Health and Nutrition

When children do not have enough food to eat, or the food available to them lacks necessary nutrients--malnutrition, starvation and chronic health issues become a serious and potentially life-threatening reality.

Compassion's Health and Nutrition initiatives support the local church to meet the life-threatening needs of children in our program, while also providing preventive care to support long-term wellness.

Compassion is committed to the long-term care of each child registered in our program. With your support, we can provide each child with the medical attention he or she needs to stay healthy and thrive.

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Medical Care

Basic and emergency medical care, Oral and vision care, vaccinations, malaria and HIV/AIDS interventions, and counseling
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Nutritional Support

Therapeutic feeding and food stability initiatives

Nearly 50%

of all deaths in children under five are due to undernutrition

438 children

are born with HIV every day


fewer physicians exist in low- and middle-income countries

Sources: UNICEF,, World Health Organization

Everyday, we help children like Addrissia

The region of Brazil where Adrissia is from has the highest rates of child malnutrition in the country. Most children in her area can only afford to eat when they go to school or their Compassion development center.

To provide more nutritious meals for the children, the local Compassion church started distributing soup to the beneficiaries’ families. Thanks to your generous donations, Adrissia is full of both nutritious food and hope for the future.

"My dream is to be a doctor or a teacher someday, but I don’t tell this to many people. Every time I say this at school, my friends laugh at me and say I'll never be able to. But here in the project, our teachers help us believe in our dreams."

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With Compassion, your donation is used wisely to help children around the world.

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Have Questions About Compassion and How We Work?

Donating to a charity is an important decision. So when you're passionate about a cause and want to make a difference, we encourage you to do your research. Compassion is 100% committed to financial integrity, stewardship and using each dollar wisely. If you have any questions about Compassion or exactly how your donation will be used, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Please call us at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT to speak with a Compassion representative.