Your participation will help us raise awareness and funds to combat maternal malnutrition where we work.
We have worked across North and Central America, eastern and western Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and have witnessed malnutrition in every form. We've seen just how detrimental it is to the health of women and newborns.
Pregnancy is already difficult in these hard places. Sustaining life on a limited diet is strenuous on both mother and babe, and malnutrition causes pregnancy complications, low birth weight, and increased risk of both maternal and infant mortality.
COHI ensures quality care to mamas and babies in crisis situations around the world by providing disaster relief, supplies, professional training and supporting social enterprise. To learn more, visit cohintl.org.
Join COHI June 18 to July 1 in bringing awareness to maternal malnutrition by adopting the diet of a woman in a developing country for 24 hours.
Maternal malnutrition has a devastating impact on both mothers and babies. Poor nutrition in the first weeks of a child’s life has catalyzing effects that last into adulthood—stunted growth leads to impaired cognitive ability, which then results in reduced school and work performance. Women’s bodies can take years to recover from a full-term pregnancy followed by breastfeeding; anemia is just one of the primary dangers facing postpartum mothers.
Too many of the women COHI works with around the world live off of less than $2 a day. In Her Shoes shines a spotlight on the difficulty these mothers face in getting enough nutrition to support healthy pregnancy, delivery, and nursing.