© UNICEF/UNI157444/Kiron
© UNICEF/UNI157444/Kiron

Gifts of Health

  • Jackets, trousers, fleeces, boots or strong shoes, a scarf and a hat for at-risk children help maintain warmth and health in winter.

  • A pack with sports equipment and skipping ropes is enough to fuel imaginations, teach teamwork and help children heal from trauma.

  • When girls don’t have access to sanitary products, they miss out on school and other opportunities. This set of reusable, washable sanitary pads will give 5 girls comfort and dignity so they can keep learning.  

  • The fact that tetanus kills 1 baby every 15 minutes makes this gift a necessity. A case of tetanus vaccines will protect mothers, who then pass on their immunity to their babies.

  • Every 2 minutes, a child dies of malaria. Distributing bed nets helps protect and save lives. Insecticide-treated bed nets are a simple and effective way to stop hundreds of daily malaria deaths.

  • Malnourished children need to gain weight fast. This life-saving, peanut-based food supplement can help a hungry child gain up to two pounds per week!

  • In the chaos of disasters and conflict, many children get separated from their loved ones. Reunite two unaccompanied children with their families, including transportation and social worker support.

  • The life-saving combination of polio, tetanus and measles vaccines protects children against common, deadly diseases so they can grow up healthy and strong.

  • With the right nutrients early in life, a child’s brain and body are able to grow to their full potential. A stock of food, therapeutic milk and oral rehydration salts helps save malnourished children.