maternal and child health

Lack of access to clean water at birth exposes infants and mothers to infections and water-born diseases. This leads to the tragedies of infant and maternal mortality, orphaning, low-birth weight, stunted growth, and several other acute and chronic, life-altering illnesses. FPI places priority on providing fresh water and sanitation to birthing centers and maternal waiting shelters in Malawi, Africa.

 Benefits  

  • Improved protection against infection and disease for both mothers and infants
  • Improved health of the mother and infant and increased ability to breastfeed safely
  • Reduced maternal mortality and orphaning
  • Reduced infant mortality and early childhood mortality