A BEACON box: Helping give birth in times of natural disaster 11 Dec 2014


The story of Amelita, who delivered safely during Typhoon Hagupit with the help of the BEACON box...

Equal access to health services demanded at Race for Survival in Philippines 27 Nov 2014


Save the Children Philippines hosted their Race for Survival in two locations - Manila and Mindanao. While the focus in Manila was on provision of quality and equal health facilities for all children, in Mindanao, it was the indeginious community and the problems they faced with regards to health, nutrition and early marriages, that became the point of advocacy.

The Manila race

Typhoon Haiyan: Striving to provide better health services, one year on 7 Nov 2014


Typhoon Haiyan, 1 year on and still so much more to do....

Philippines: Essential Care for Newborns and Mothers 12 Mar 2014

Photo by: Lynsey Addario/Save the Children

Every hour of each day in the Philippines, a mother gives birth to a child who does not live to see the next day.

They’ve “taken off their shoes”… Will you? 21 Oct 2013

Eleven-year-old Kaechelle from Pembo Elementary School, Makati City, Philippines dashes to race for children’s survival.

By Heidi Anicete, Save the Children

Prior to the preparations for the Race for Survival: World Marathon Challenge in Metro Manila, Philippines, it was made clear to me what this event stands for. I’ve been told that this is meant to be a symbolic event to highlight children’s participation in Save the Children’s worldwide campaign intended to uphold children’s survival by promoting their right to be healthy and well nourished.

Seven months since Typhoon Bopha, children are still at risk of malnutrition 28 Aug 2013


By Reine Rala

It has been seven months since Typhoon Bopha, and affected families in Mindanao, Philippines, are still struggling to feed their families.

For one-year-old Mark, being diagnosed with moderate acute malnutrition could mean permanent damage for his physical and cognitive development. His family’s home was destroyed in the typhoon, which ravaged the region in December 2012, forcing his mother to work longer hours selling fish in the village. This meant that she had little time to properly care for and breastfeed him.