How to help children in Africa

Several international relief organizations promote maternal and child health in Africa. Listed below are some of these groups and their Web sites:

NIGERIA: Save the Children UK promotes health care for pregnant women and children and efforts to keep children in school.

UGANDA: Family Health International promotes community-based family planning services and conducts research on preventing the transmission of the AIDS virus.

UGANDA: Reproductive Health Uganda, an affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, provides family planning services and diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

MOZAMBIQUE: World Vision, a Christian charity, runs a child sponsorship program through which donors in the United States help more than 28,000 boys and girls get access to food, health care and education.