The first one thousand days will determine a child’s future

A boy hopes to make it to his fifth birthday

A 12-year-old struggles with her school work

A father tries desperately to hold down a job

A new mother just wants to be healthy enough to care for her baby

Will they succeed?

Nutrition in the first one thousand days – from womb to second birthday – is critical to a person’s ability to grow, learn, work and stay healthy throughout their life.

1000 Day Journey is a five-year initiative to support women and children’s health in very poor communities in five African and Asian countries. The work is led by World Vision, with funding from the Government of Canada. It’s all part of Canada’s contribution to ending preventable child deaths by 2030.

The Countries

The program is operating communities in five countries. Learn more about each country and community: