A social service organization founded in the United Kingdom in 1919 that became international with similar organizations in many countries from 1920. It began in the United States in 1932 to help children affected by the Depression. Its mission is to provide financial and material support for deprived families, with a primary concern for the welfare of families with small children. Since the late 1940s, the Save the Children Fund (Alliance) has assisted development and child health in many low-income nations. Details of its operations are available at http://www.savethechildren.net/alliance/index.html.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.