MAP International’s Every Child Thrives Project

Challenge

In Kenya, 73 children out of 1,000 births die before age five each five die each year from preventable and treatable conditions. MAP International's Every Child Thrives Project aims to reduce child deaths by addressing two major causes of disease: Vitamin A deficiency and intestinal worm infections. Those over 1 million children are lacking one thing - a simple, yet highly effective solution that will save their lives. MAP International is providing Vitamin A and deworming medicines at the same time to dramatically reduce these children’s susceptibility to disease.

Solution

Vitamin A deficiency causes infants to succumb to diseases, particularly diarrheal diseases, which are a leading cause of death in children under five in sub-Saharan Africa. Vitamin A deficiency leads to anemia and blindness and increases the vulnerability of mothers and children. Worm infections cause and can worsen malnutrition and anemia, both of which have significant negative impacts on children of preschool age who are in a period of intense physical and mental growth.

Long-Term Impact

MAP can administer these lifesaving treatments at the same time to dramatically reduce these children's susceptibility to disease. While children 5 and over often receive these interventions through school-based programs, children under 5 years old who are most at risk of death from disease do not receive these critical interventions. But it doesn't have to be this way. With your help we can stop this excruciating tragedy.

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We are Financially Accountable

MAP International is committed to being a highly effective, accountable and transparent non-profit organization. 99% of the donated resources MAP receives go directly to our programs, and for every dollar donated, $60 in medicines and medical supplies is shipped to those in need. 

To assure our supporters of our commitment to providing full disclosure of our use of financial resources, MAP International submits its records for independent review. The following organizations affirm our commitments to good stewardship.  View Our Financials

At MAP International, financial accountability is something we strive for. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, MAP International will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.