Face the Challenge



INMED Partnerships for Children has officially launched its Face the Challenge Campaign designed exclusively for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. GFWC members, this is your chance to help us rescue children who are suffering now, and build strong leaders for the future.

How can you help?

  • Pick a challenge: decide which challenge you and your club are most passionate about, fill out the online form and then download the campaign kit for the challenge you have selected.
  • Plan your strategy: brainstorm and come up with creative ways to support INMED in fighting the challenge you have chosen to support.
  • Mobilize your club: raise money and awareness to bring urgently needed solutions to vulnerable children.

What are the challenges?

Maternal and Child Health
In many poor nations around the world, pregnancy, childbirth and infancy represent a time of danger rather than a time of hope. Thousands of mothers and infants die every day–and the greatest tragedy is that most die of preventable causes such as lack of knowledge, communication and access to properly equipped health facilities or adequately trained health care providers.

Nutrition and Food Security
More than a billion people go hungry every day. Millions more are on the brink, as rising food insecurity–including in the U.S.–leaves families wondering where their next meal will come from. Children who are hungry face the lifelong challenges of stunted growth and unrealized cognitive potential. Yet paradoxically, many of them also face the risk of obesity, leading to debilitating chronic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Chronic and Infectious Disease
Chronic and infectious diseases are the greatest causes of illness and death around the world. Millions of those affected are children. Nearly all of the 15 million deaths due to infectious disease each year are in developing countries. Meanwhile, chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular disease are on the rise in the U.S. and other developed nations, while also taking an increasingly greater toll on the developing world–including among children.

Homelessness and Displacement
People all over the world are displaced every day by war and conflict, natural disasters and economic crises. Families with young children are most vulnerable. Children who are displaced or living in unstable conditions are susceptible to long-term malnutrition, physical and sexual abuse, drug dependency and health problems.

There is no time to lose.

Your support will make a huge difference in helping to rescue the suffering children we serve and transform their futures. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Street, GFWC partner liaison, at estreet@inmed.org or (703) 729-4951 ext. 227.