What We Do
It has been two months since we announced that Merlin and Save the Children would join together to work as one.
By combining Merlin’s experienced network of medical experts on the frontline with Save the Children’s life-saving work in over 120 countries, more children and families in some of the toughest places in the world will be reached. Many of you have asked us what this means.
And while the final details are yet to be confirmed, our vision is to create a world-class humanitarian health force, by combining our expertise and increasing our reach and impact.
Joining forces means that more lives will be saved by increasing the health and nutrition work that we do around the world. In just two years, working together means we will reach seven million more people (up by 30%) and increase the number of our frontline health workers by 20%.
We will expand our reproductive health and maternal and newborn health programmes, as well as our infant and young child feeding programmes. This means your support will save even more children like baby Asha.
We will be able to respond even quicker to emergencies around the world – delivering emergency health care to people who need it immediately, including specialised surgical teams in large-scale natural disasters. This means more surgeons like Richard Villar, saving life and limb in times of catastrophe.
And Merlin’s expertise in in health and nutrition work will be introduced in up to 60 countries, including the 18 countries we already work in.