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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
  • Training
  • Access to health resources

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Ebola virus outbreak and World Vision’s response efforts
Nov 25, 2014

Ebola outbreak in West Africa: World Vision responds to deadly, complex health emergency

Faced with the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak in history, World Vision is on the front lines of efforts to curb and prevent spread of the deadly disease in Sierra Leone and other countries in West Africa.

Sponsorship saved Inness.
Sep 10, 2014

Sponsorship saves Inness’ life

Early in 2013, 9-year-old Inness began to complain of pain in her stomach. “It was like something biting my intestines inside,” she says. “It was so painful.” Inness is alive today because of the help provided through World Vision’s sponsorship program in Hamaundu, Zambia.

Three-year-old Ajoy is malnourished, and his father's salary as a tailor only provides enough money each month to buy poor quality vegetables and rice. New efforts to support maternal and child health could help children like Ajoy and others around the world live longer, healthier lives. (PHOTO courtesy World Vision)
Jun 25, 2014

USAID and partners unveil new efforts to save millions of women and children from preventable deaths

USAID will announce today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015 — refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives.

Under the coffee tree: A mom’s devastating loss and newfound hope
May 7, 2014

Under the coffee tree: A mom’s devastating loss and newfound hope

As we celebrate moms this weekend, imagine the agony of a loving mother who loses her baby at birth. In Uganda, it happens far too often. World Vision works with village health team members here to reduce the number of newborn fatalities, which comprise 40 percent of all deaths among children. They work with mothers before and after their pregnancies so babies can live and thrive.

Report: Malaria deaths among children under 5 down since 2000
Jan 23, 2014

Report: Malaria deaths among children under 5 down since 2000

Challenges remain in the global fight against this preventable, treatable disease, but significant progress has been made, thanks to efforts by governments and organizations like World Vision.

Women and children leaving Juba by bus to various destinations. PHOTO: Nhial Wei / World Vision
Jan 23, 2014

Cease-fire could mean access to children affected by conflict in South Sudan, says World Vision

Cease-fire announced Thursday in Addis Ababa could mean aid agencies can finally access areas where children and families have been.

Typhoon Haiyan recovery: Supporting maternal and child health
Jan 8, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan recovery: Supporting maternal and child health

Two months after the catastrophic storm made landfall in the central Philippines, World Vision continues its long-term response by providing spaces throughout the affected region for mothers and young children to spend time with each other and receive health and nutritional support.

Children lacking boots play in the snow in sandals
Dec 9, 2013

Children lacking boots play in the snow in sandals

The Gegharkunik region of Armenia is considered the coldest in the country. In winter, the high temperature can be 4 below zero, while at night it may drop to 22 below zero. These kinds of temperatures are even more challenging, because many children don’t have warm clothes to wear. World Vision works to provide warm clothing and shoes to children in need in cold climates like this.

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