Child Survival - Compassion International

Securing a Child's Opportunity at Life

Babies in poverty are too often the victims of infant mortality. Millions of children around the world die within their first year of life due to a lack of resources, delivery complications, malnutrition, and preventable diseases. This should not be happening.

Compassion’s Survival initiative focuses on promoting development and survival of the most vulnerable babies, while also providing education and support for the mother or primary caregiver. The mission of Survival is to ensure that the critical needs of babies and mothers are being met immediately.

Survival helps babies and mothers in poverty by employing these four strategies:

  • HOME-BASED CARE, where mothers are visited monthly in their homes by a Survival specialist, who offers education in prenatal care and early child-rearing as well as one-on-one biblical mentoring with parents.
  • GROUP-BASED LEARNING ACTIVITIES that combat isolation through a supportive com­munity of mothers. Parents can receive basic education and income-generation training to combat long-term poverty.
  • ADVOCACY FOR MOMS that provides and secures funding for medical treatments, ensures mothers are treated fairly by local services and arranges for birth attendants to assist mothers during childbirth.
  • SURVIVAL CENTERS, where staff help coordinate outreach and care and offer a safe place for new mothers to learn and grow, all while monitoring and supporting healthy child development.
The First Five Years of Life are a Crucial Period in the Development of a Child.

This is why Compassion's Survival initiative is vital. Babies and mothers need to be supported and cared for during the first vital months of a child's life. They need to be known, loved and protected.

Compassion reaches thousands of babies and mothers around the world.

  • 93.6% of Survival births were attended by a skilled healthcare professional.
  • 90.3% of Survival newborns were in the normal weight range.
  • 97% of them were born full-term.

Survival works. We'd love for you to be a part of it.

By supporting Survival, your giving will go to a fund that will be distributed to the Survival centers around the world with the most need. Your generosity will have a global influence and make a lifelong impact on the precious lives of babies and their mothers.

Help babies and mothers in poverty today!