Cause profile

The Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project has been addressing child health and nutrition problems in the informal settlements surrounding Cape Town since 1979. Philani’s mandate is sustainable community health and, over the years, we have developed programmes to meet the needs of the communities we serve. As an organisation we aim to improve health outcomes by combining our skills and resources with the knowledge and resources that exist in the community.

Our programmes promote family health; focusing on the support of pregnant mothers, the prevention of child malnutrition and the rehabilitation of underweight children. We are committed to limiting the suffering of families infected and affected by HIV and preventing the spread of the virus.