Mission, Vision and values

Our Approach

INMED Partnerships for Children is an international humanitarian organization that leverages the power of private- and public-sector partnerships to break complex cycles of poverty. Through integrated solutions in climate-smart agriculture, health and nutrition and youth development, INMED empowers children to become agents of change in their families and communities. This approach has transformed the lives of millions of vulnerable individuals in more than 100 countries since 1986.


INMED South Africa’s mission is to create a nation where all children are safe, healthy, educated and have access to opportunities to thrive. Through multi-sector partnerships, INMED builds effective systems that deliver pioneering and sustainable approaches to break complex cycles of poverty and generate opportunities for self-sufficiency among disadvantaged populations.


Planning for long-term sustainability is an integral component of INMED’s mission. We engage stakeholders at all levels and in all aspects of knowledge transfer, behaviour change communication, resource development and capacity building to create a sense of ownership that the community—including government leadership—will be invested in continuing.


Our vision is to transform the future for generations of children by building a continuity of support from infancy to adulthood. Engaging families and communities to build a foundation for healthy development from the start will prevent the loss of children—whether through disease, neglect or lack of education or opportunity—along the path to a brighter future, enabling today’s youth to create hope and opportunity for generations to come.


INMED’s values form the foundation of the organization’s commitment to quickly and effectively respond to the suffering of children. We believe:


  • that the long-term opportunities for children’s success in life depend on the existence of strong families and healthy communities.
  • in taking a holistic, outcomes-based approach to improving the health, lives and opportunities of at-risk children and families, and on addressing the root causes of challenges rather than applying solutions focused on a single issue.
  • in creating a continuum of care through direct services and links to other resources in order to address cross-cutting health and social factors that influence each stage of life.
  • in the power of partnerships to respond to broad local needs, actively engage stakeholders in the process of positive change, leverage limited resources, and support long-term sustainability of projects that will transform the communities in which we work.