Compassion offers a different path for pregnant women in Togo

25 March 2019

Compassion UK has launched the ‘Different Path’ appeal to help improve child survival rates in Togo.

In Togo, one in 20 babies do not reach their first birthday. This is due to a myriad of complications ranging from disease to malnutrition; however, Compassion UK believes the root cause is poverty.

‘Poverty can have a devastating impact on both a child’s chances of survival and their long-term development,’ says Justin Dowds, CEO of Compassion UK. ‘To prevent women and babies dying needlessly, we have to reach them early – before babies have even been born – and support women with essential antenatal check-ups and support at birth.’

The UK government is matching all public donations to the ‘Different Path’ appeal which will enable Compassion to improve pregnant women’s access to antenatal check-ups and trained birth attendants, offer life-saving assistance including basic healthcare, hygiene, nutritious food and safe water, as well as providing mentoring, support and spiritual guidance for families.

Find out more about the ‘Different Path’ appeal.