Associação Saúde Criança was founded in 1991 by Dr. Vera Cordeiro, a general practitioner specialized in psychosomatic medicine. It is a non-profit social organization that has no political or religious orientation. The idea of founding the association emerged from a rising sense of indignation amongst the health professionals at Hospital da Lagoa in Rio de Janeiro as they noticed a worrying cycle of hospitalization, discharge and rehospitalization amongst sick children. The main aim of Saúde Criança is to restructure these children’s families through its Plano de Ação Familiar (PAF) (Family Action Plan, or FAP program), which encompasses five core areas: health, vocational training, housing, education and citizenship.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for their commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, they go into the heart of communities, where they help children and families help themselves. They work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Read more about Orange United, the GSK-Save the Children partnership.
The SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman, is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, in which they aim to create opportunities for children and their families, to reach beyond serious illnesses and create joy, have fun and build confidence, free of charge to all. Through their corporate partnerships and donations, SeriousFun, aims to have a positive impact on the lives of children who have serious illnesses.
Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Many children with untreated clefts around the world live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. Cleft treatment is safe, and the impact on the child is immediate. Comprehensive cleft care includes essential treatments beyond cleft surgery, such as nutrition services, orthodontic and general dental care, speech therapy and emotional support, intended to ensure long-term, successful rehabilitation for Smile Train’s cleft patients.
A secular, Mumbai – based non – profit organisation, SNEHA believes that investing in women’s health is essential to building viable urban communities. SNEHA targets four large public health areas – Maternal and Newborn Health, Child Health and Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Prevention of Violence against Women and Children.
Driven by our conviction that there is a way to create a world of equal opportunities for people with disabilities, the Society for Child Development (SFCD) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1992 to establish programs and initiatives for its actualization. In the beginning, they launched Prabhat, a school for children with learning difficulties in Shakti Nagar. Prabhat aims to provide students with an educational and training facility that will assist them in acquiring basic living and academic skills. Today, the SFCD uses a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to address the needs of persons with disabilities.
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world. Stop Hunger Now created its meal packaging program, in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Each meal costs only 25 cents. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of two years and transports quickly. Stop Hunger Now works with international partners that ship and distribute the meals in-country.