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World Vision helps bring medical care and increased understanding of health, nutrition and hygiene to children and families in need, through:

  • Emergency medical care
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  • Access to health resources

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A young mother named Kham, in Pong village, Laos, brought her six children to be vaccinated against measles, rubella, and polio. PHOTO: Nila Douanesouvanh / World Vision
Jan 26, 2015

Children’s lives at risk because of potential immunization funding shortfall

Leading international aid agencies warn that the world’s largest partnership for child immunization faces up to a $US 500 million funding shortfall for the next phase of its life-saving work.

Elizabeth is a 38-year-old woman and a female burial worker living in the Bo District in southern Sierra Leone. PHOTO: Sarah Wilson / World Vision
Jan 16, 2015

World Vision to help bring community education, understanding in major Ebola vaccine initiative

World Vision is a part of a major initiative to bring an Ebola vaccine to help stem the devastating West Africa outbreak of the disease.

World Vision stocks health clinics lacking medicine and supplies
Jan 14, 2015

World Vision stocks health clinics lacking medicine and supplies

Richard Ewalu works at a health center in Uganda that is understaffed and often doesn’t have the medicine or supplies needed to treat suffering children and families. World Vision helps meet those needs.

Dr. Anne Peterson with World Vision testifies at a Senate Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Ebola Wednesday.
Dec 15, 2014

World Vision health expert testifies at Senate hearing on Ebola

Dr. Anne Peterson, a public health expert who recently returned from West Africa, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on gaps in the Ebola response and how local partners could better connect with the interfaith effort to stem the disease.

Neighbors wash their hands in a community in Sierra Leone hit by Ebola. PHOTO: Jonathan Bundu / World Vision
Nov 14, 2014

Prevention must be part of Ebola response plan, says World Vision

World Vision and a coalition of other faith-based and humanitarian organizations met Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden and White House Ebola Czar Ron Klain to build support for expanding its financial commitment to include both Ebola prevention and treatment.

More than 4,000 people are taking refuge at the airport of Bangui, the capital city of Central African Republic. PHOTO: World Vision / Bruno Col
Nov 13, 2014

As conflict drags on, children in Central African Republic suffering the most, says new report

More than 4,000 people are taking refuge at the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. The airport is heavily protected by French and African forces, giving families some assurance of safety from the rampant conflict. 

Sierra Leone: Ebola closes schools, imperils students’ future
Nov 6, 2014

Sierra Leone: Ebola closes schools, imperils students’ future

Schools are closed in Sierra Leone because of the Ebola virus. Twelve-year-old Zainab worries about falling behind in learning. She and her mother say children may become dropouts or child brides if they are out of school for long.

Drought and food insecurity could lead to another famine in Somalia.
Oct 16, 2014

Somalia on brink of famine again as world celebrates World Food Day, says World Vision

Somalia is on the brink of famine again, as the world celebrates World Food Day.

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