Kit Tarka Foundation

Kit Tarka Foundation

At a glance


  • Health and well being / research and care

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


We are a small yet ambitious charity with a mission to prevent newborn baby deaths through research and education. Our initial focus is on neonatal herpes (the cold sore virus in babies) but we expect to expand our activity to other causes of newborn mortality in future years.

We work to achieve our mission through funding relevant research and developing training and education programmes for medical professionals and the general public. 


We have achieved a huge amount in our first two years; the first nationwide neonatal herpes research project for 25 years is now underway, hospital guidelines have been changed locally, education of doctors and midwives has begun and our first public awareness materials are being distributed. Underpinning all our activities is the sense of community we are creating through educating the public via our fun, family friendly fundraising events. 

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