Concern Universal improving family healthcare in rural Kenya through the use of a small team to work with local existing community health workers. The project provides training on breast feeding, maternal nutrition before and after delivery and the use of milk and vegetables in the family diet. Some of the latter are provided directly by the project. The mothers do not have to travel long distances to access health care, as the community health workers go to them. These workers supply vitamin supplements and educate mothers on ‘things to watch for’. When necessary, they ensure that additional medical attention is received. 
These improvements in care and advice to local people are aimed at increasing birth weight and reducing the risk of both maternal and infant mortality and disability. Currently the project offers this extra provision to over 71,000 women and children at a cost of just £4.35 per family. Everybody understands the importance of family healthcare and this means our fundraising will help Concern Universal reach 713 families. Thanks for Being One Percent.