WE HELP GIVE EVERY CHILD THE BEST START IN LIFE
The first thousand days are the most critical in a child's life.
Unicef helps make sure babies get the nutrition they need during this vital time.
Her health has improved. She is still small, but she doesn’t get as sick anymore.
She's more talkative, she wants to play with her friends all the time.
Louva, Rova's mum
“The first time we went to the nutrition centre, Rova was underweight, very small,” explains Louva. “But now her health has improved. She is still small, but she doesn’t get as sick anymore. She is more talkative, she wants to play with her friends all the time – before she was quiet. This made me sad.”
By treating and preventing malnutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, Unicef has helped cut the number of children like Rova affected by stunting – children’s bodies and brains not growing the way they should – by nearly 100 million since 1990. But there is much more to do.
With your support, we can work towards putting an end to hunger so that every child gets the nutrition they need to grow up healthy and strong.