Children for Health (CfH) is a Cambridge-based, British Registered Charity established in July 2013. Its work builds upon decades of experience of doing this work by its founder.CfH mobilises children and young adolescents in the Global South to become health activists in their communities. Our 100 health messages programme helps children to become agents of change and communicators of essential messages in their families and communities. This is based on two key insights:
1. That children in most countries in the world play a vital role in their communities, looking after their siblings and friends, often without adult presence or supervision; and
2. That providing health information to these children in a relevant, fun and compelling way delivers immediate and lasting benefits in disease prevention and treatment in their communities.
Our radical reimagining of health and life skills education provides a low-risk, high-return approach that is proven to improve health in places where preventable diseases still cause too many early deaths.
CfH produces its own health messages, posters, storybooks and teachers guides in multiple languages as well as working in partnership with large scale government programmes, academic institutions and major charities. These partners share a commitment and passion to involve and support children as ambassadors and communicators of essential health messages. They also help to distribute our content through their networks and programmes.