Umeed Sai Aagai - Move Beyond Hope
How can you know your donation is making a difference?
- About 45% of deaths in children under 5 years of age have to do with nutrition-related factors
- Over 400,000 mothers and children under the age of 5 die of preventable causes every year in Pakistan. Over 175,000 of these deaths are related to malnutrition.
- Healthcare expenses and lower productivity cost Pakistan $7.5 billion or 3 percent GDP every year
HDF began a new National Campaign this year, Umeed Say Aagay – Moving Beyond Hope”. The campaign’s focus is on providing proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, starting with their mother’s pregnancy. Proper nutrition during these days can profoundly influence a child’s ability to grow, learn, and work – and determine a society’s long-term health and prosperity.
With your help, HDF can reach its goal to foster a healthy community where everyone is optimally nourished and where no mother or child dies due to any preventable cause, especially malnutrition