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Kirk Humanitarian

Kirk Humanitarian works with Americares to ensure women around the world get the nutrition they need to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. 

Good Health from Day One

Expectant mom visiting clinic at Sengerema Hospital in Tanzania
Meresiana visits the facility for prenatal care services. She is among women who attended by Mr. Yusuph as part of his daily routine. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Photo/Frank Kimaro)

Kirk Humanitarian has been partnering with Americares since 2018, providing high-quality multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) to improve maternal and child health. We provide these MMS to partners around the world. Together, we have reached more than half a million women in 21 countries, helping prevent maternal anemia, a significant driver of maternal death, and improving pregnancy outcomes by reducing the risk of still birth, low birth weight, and pre-term birth, among other benefits.

A Partnership to Benefit Moms Around the World

Registered Nurse in Charge at Sengerema Council District Hospital, Ms. Jamila I. Rumisah speaks with the patient, Mariam on her pregnancy status before delivery. Mariam visited Sengerema Council District Hospital for prenatal care services. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Photo/Frank Kimaro)

With the support of donors like Kirk Humanitarian, who provide products that improve health, Americares is focused on maternal and newborn health—including antenatal care, skilled labor and delivery, emergency obstetric and newborn care, postpartum follow-up and care, and management of postpartum complications—in countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. The multiple micronutrient supplements provided by Kirk Humanitarian complement maternal nutrition counseling and screenings and other vital antenatal services provided by our own clinics as well as partner providers.

grandmother holding grandchild with mother beside them

About Kirk Humanitarian

Kirk Humanitarian is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring United Nations International Multiple Micronutrient Antenatal Preparation Multiple Micronutrient Supplement (UNIMMAP MMS) reaches women at risk of undernutrition during pregnancy, no matter where she happens to live. Kirk Humanitarian focuses on UNIMMAP MMS because it is a safe, effective, and affordable intervention that leads to healthier pregnancies for women and significantly improves birth outcomes for babies. They partner with manufacturers, develop guidance, and look for opportunities to lower the cost and increase demand for UNIMMAP MMS; donate supply to qualified grantees and help them facilitate introduction of UNIMMAP MMS into antenatal care programs; and advocate for programs and policies that support and optimize UNIMMAP MMS introduction on a large scale.