Kirk Humanitarian believes every child has the right to a healthy start in life. We are dedicated to making that goal a reality. Since 2005, Kirk Humanitarian has served more than five million individuals in developing countries with more than 1.2 billion doses of vitamins, free of charge. And that number grows by the minute.
Kirk Humanitarian distributes multiple micronutrient prenatal vitamins formulated according to the WHO/UNICEF UNIMMAP specifications. All Kirk vitamins are produced in the U.S. in an FDA-approved facility.
There is increasing evidence that multiple-micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy reduces the risk for low birthweight, premature birth and being born small for gestational age. Anemic and underweight women benefit even more from multiple-micronutrient supplementation, and have reduced risk for infant mortality compared with mothers only taking iron and folic acid.
Multiple micronutrient prenatal vitamins have been found to reduce the risk of infant death before six months of age by 29%. Ensuring that these women in developing countries have access to the same prenatal vitamins as mothers in developed countries could save hundreds of thousands of newborn lives.
At Kirk Humanitarian, we feel it is profoundly unfair that women in developing countries only have access to two essential micronutrients, compared with pregnant women in wealthier countries who get a full complement of 15 lifesaving elements.
Kirk Humanitarian is actively seeking additional partners to distribute prenatal vitamins. Please join us in our quest to provide health and vitality to newborns and pregnant mothers in deprived countries.
If you are an NGO providing antenatal care programs, and would like to distribute micronutrient vitamins to the women you serve, call 801-999-1940, or use the form to contact us. Thank you.