At Kirk Humanitarian, we are dedicated to improving global health through a focus on women’s nutrition during pregnancy. Because when a woman receives the nutrients she needs during pregnancy, her health is better safeguarded, and her child is more likely to have the best start in life.
The Global Need
Around the world, many women are unable to get the nutrition they need during pregnancy from their diets alone. So we help the highest-quality prenatal vitamins and minerals – multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) – reach women who would otherwise not have access and we support NGOs and governments as they launch MMS programs.
What We Do
Guided by evidence and a dedication to equity, we work to bring MMS to women around the globe. We donate MMS to NGOs and governments; help ensure high-quality MMS are affordable and accessible in the near- and long-term; and support implementation research and advocacy to maximize the impact of MMS.
Since 2002, we have manufactured and donated over 2 billion MMS doses in 80 countries. And our reach is growing. Between 2020 and 2023, we will provide a supply of MMS for over 15 million additional women who would otherwise not have access.
Our investments pave the course for women around the world to have access to MMS for decades to come.
It is an injustice that all women don’t have access to multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS). It’s time for every woman to be able to access MMS – not just those living in high-income countries.
Spencer Kirk, Founder and Managing Director, Kirk Humanitarian