Keeping Children Healthy
We believe it is possible for all children to grow up safe from preventable and treatable health problems.
Food and Nutrition
Ensuring children receive adequate food and nutrition in order to thrive.
The negative effects of malnutrition and chronic food insecurity can be far-reaching: globally, approximately 45% of global under-five child deaths are linked to malnutrition.
Malnutrition can prevent children's brains and bodies from fully developing, and hunger can prevent children from fully participating in school and other enriching activities.
Right here in the US, an estimated 11 million children – that’s around 1 in 7 – are food insecure, which means they may not know when their next meal will come from, or do not have consistent access to enough nutritious food.
Red Nose Day supports programs that provide healthy food, treat malnutrition, offer nutritional education and foster behavioral change to create more equitable and resilient food systems.
Access to medical, dental, and mental health services
Helping bridge the gaps for children living in poverty to have adequate access to the medical care they need.
Often, low-income families do not have the means to pay for health care services or may live in rural or remote communities where services are not easily accessed.
Children living in poverty are more likely to suffer from frequent and severe chronic health problems – from infections and flu to asthma and diabetes. We also recognize that for many low-income children, traumatic experiences and long term toxic stress can have deep and lasting impacts on health and educational outcomes.
Red Nose Day supports programs that increase access to medical, dental and mental health services for children and their families.
Disease Prevention & Treatment
Helping to address preventable illnesses so children can survive and thrive.
When children are protected from communicable diseases such as malaria, polio and HIV, they are more likely to grow up as healthy adults.
Great strides have been made to ensure more children are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, however over 19 million children around the world are still without the most basic vaccinations.
In the US, Red Nose Day supports disease prevention and treatment through programs that provide low-income children with regular check-ups and high-quality medical care.
Globally, Red Nose Day supports programs that ensure the prevention of diseases through immunization, public education, and other preventative measures such as insecticide-treated bed nets, as well as testing, treatment and care for children at risk of contracting communicable diseases.