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.
- 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