Everyone deserves a chance at a healthy, productive life. For millions, malnutrition stands in the way.

But it doesn't have to.

One-half of the world’s population lacks access to basic healthcare services.

When the nutrition interventions that support a child’s healthy start are out of reach it can perpetuate a cycle of poverty, poor health, and adverse well-being across generations.

Barriers to Care

  • Providers or nutrition interventions in an area or timeframe don't meet the demand.

    Availability

    Providers or nutrition interventions in an area or timeframe don't meet the demand.
  • Distance, wait times, or inefficient distribution limit access to essential services or interventions.

    Access

    Distance, wait times, or inefficient distribution limit access to essential services or interventions.
  • Health care services, transportation, or lost wages to obtain care, are cost-prohibitive.

    Affordability

    Health care services, transportation, or lost wages to obtain care, are cost-prohibitive.
  • Poor quality of care, discrimination, or cultural insensitivity cause a lack of trust in providers.

    Acceptability

    Poor quality of care, discrimination, or cultural insensitivity cause a lack of trust in providers.
  • Services or interventions are not received because patients are not aware of their existence or purpose.

    Awareness

    Services or interventions are not received because patients are not aware of their existence or purpose.

How We Work to Make Lasting Change

There is no Vitamin Angels without partnership.

Our team of program experts collaborates with thousands of local organizations and national governments around the world, focusing efforts on reaching communities who are underserved.

Vitamin Angels’ program partners are a local presence in these communities. As trusted organizations already hard at work, they connect millions of pregnant women and young children with our evidence-based nutrition interventions in addition to the health services they already provide.

Focus on low-resource settings and communities that are underserved by existing systems.

Focus on low-resource settings and communities that are underserved by existing systems.

Partner with local organizations, including governments, that serve mothers and children.

Partner with local organizations, including governments, that serve mothers and children.

Improve health outcomes by offering the right interventions at the right time.

Improve health outcomes by offering the right interventions at the right time.

Provide training and feedback to expand and strength the services provided by program partners.

Provide training and feedback to expand and strength the services provided by program partners.

Work collaboratively to raise awareness and consensus for systemic solutions.

Work collaboratively to raise awareness and consensus for systemic solutions.

Mothers and children are the soul of a community: its health and future depend on them.

Improving access to nutrition creates a brighter, healthier world that is more full of possibility.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Women have healthier, full-term pregnancies.

Infant

Infant

Newborns survive their first year, on track for optimal growth and development.

Child

Child

Children’s immune systems fight illness, they grow strong, and do well in school.

Family

Family

As adults they earn higher incomes and have families of their own that are healthier and better off financially.

Community

Community

Entire communities grow stronger for generations to come.

The right nutrition, at the right time makes all the difference

Pregnant women and their young children are at phases in their lives when their nutritional needs are the most intense and urgent. For them, there is no “later.” Protecting a child’s health, well-being, and future begins with a mother’s healthy pregnancy.

When we start right from the beginning, there is no end to what is possible.

Evidence-Based Nutrition Interventions

Impact in Action

Now that you know more about what we do, see how our work comes to life. Read about the dedicated program partners working to increase health equity in New Mexico, the UK nursery school teachers introducing new foods to their students, and the moms fighting tirelessly for their families.

Health service inequity exists in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Learn More >>

Supplemental feeding helps fill nutritional gaps in children’s diets. Learn More >>

Prenatal Vitamins & Minerals (MMS) support healthy pregnancies reduces infant mortality. Learn More >>

Vitamin A and Deworming protect a child’s vision, and promote a lifetime of health. Learn More >>

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