A healthy start in life

Baby and woman
A healthy start in life

80 million children and 10 million women have a better chance at lifelong, healthy development through IKEA Foundation support of UNICEF programs in 18 Indian states.
Baby and woman

Nutritious food saves children’s lives


Breast-feeding babies for the first six months of life greatly reduces infant mortality. More nutritious food for children 7-24 months, and vitamin A supplements are also important and effective for good health.
Child washing hands

Safe water and better hygiene


Children who learn about hygiene in school introduce new habits into their families, and entire communities start to change.
Girl

Immunisation against common diseases


Children are immunised against common, preventable illnesses such as measles, polio, diphtheria and whooping cough. They receive preventive medical treatment, too, such as deworming medicines and vitamin supplements, and are given mosquito nets to protect against malaria.
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Create a better everyday life
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80 million children

will receive vitamin supplements and vaccines through IKEA Foundation support of UNICEF by the end of programme.


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Making a difference in the lives of 100 million children.

Why we donate solar lamps

Child and solar lamp
Now thousands of children can do their homework after dark, without electricity.