Terre des hommes

Run with your heart!
Support the health of children worldwide

Terre des hommes’ (Tdh) health programme aims to ensure that newborns, children under five and their mothers have access to quality healthcare. In 2021, Tdh’s health activities reached more than four million children and members of their communities directly and indirectly.

Perinatal healthcare – the period before, during and after birth – is our core focus. Tdh favours working with local partners to strengthen domestic capacities. In 2021, Tdh trained midwives and community health workers who in turn assisted more than 170,000 births. Tdh’s health response also needs such as water and sanitation, infection prevention and control, malnutrition management and child protection.


Digital innovation was a key feature of health systems strengthening. IeDA, our digital health diagnostic and treatment approach, was used in 5.2 million consultations in Africa. Expanding from its original focus on clinical protocols for child health, leDA now includes family planning, prenatal and postnatal consultations, a tuberculosis module, counselling for appropriate nutrition and dengue fever diagnostics.

All information about Terre des hommes health projects can be found here.

How it works:

Running with your heart at the Zurich Marathon

Before the race:

  • You choose the option "Run for a good cause" when registering

  • You will receive a confirmation email with some information about how to continue

  • You launch your fundraising campaign in favor of Terre des hommes health projects

  • You will receive an accessory (reflective bracelet) for the run at the Terre des hommes stand in the "Village" or have it sent to you


During the run:

  • You wear the Tdh accessory on the run so that you can be recognized as a "runner with your heart".

  • Special Terre des hommes posters will motivate you to keep going

Questions about "Running with Heart"? Please write to us freiwillig@tdh.ch

Information about Terre des hommes – helping children worldwide is available here.

Would you like to register for "Run with your Heart" retroactively? Contact info@zuerichmarathon.ch