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Maternal and Child Health

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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Child labor: Children reveal horror of working in mines
Jun 12, 2013

Child labor: Children reveal horror of working in mines

The brutal reality of children working in mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the focus of a new World Vision report.

Relay woman evaluates child health
May 20, 2013

Child deaths drop to near zero in World Vision communities

In Niger, preventable child deaths have been steadily decreasing in World Vision communities, as more mothers learn how to best protect their children from disease and malnutrition.

Sponsorship gives new life to family and community in poverty
May 8, 2013

Sponsorship gives new life to family and community in poverty

In an urban slum in Peru, World Vision’s work is restoring hope for the families who live there, including Arnila and her children, who are sponsored. This mom went to beauty school with World Vision’s support and now runs her own salon.

World Vision receives Lifetime Acheivement Award
May 6, 2013

World Vision recognized for outstanding work in Kenya

World Vision has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for exceptional work in the areas of poverty eradication, access to education, gender empowerment, and health.

Intestinal worms drain the life out of children
Apr 26, 2013

Intestinal worms drain the life out of children

Children like Samuel need life-saving deworming medication. Tragically, because of poverty, these drugs are often in short supply in places where they’re desperately needed, leaving many children in pain and at risk of death.

World Vision aims to transform 10 million lives over five years
Apr 16, 2013

World Vision aims to transform 10 million lives over five years

World Vision’s Campaign For Every Child seeks to fill the funding gap as federal budget cuts and economic woes bring less money to urgently-needed programs for clean water, health services, and child protection.

VIDEO: Bed nets and the battle against malaria
Apr 25, 2013

VIDEO: Bed nets and the battle against malaria

World Vision’s Kari Costanza documents her night under a bed net — a crucial line of defense in malaria-prone regions where the preventable, treatable disease has already caused suffering and death for so many.

Poverty means freezing winters without warm clothing
Dec 4, 2012

Poverty means freezing winters without warm clothing

Struggles for families in need intensify during Armenia’s long, frigid winters. Some are forced into the unimaginable position of choosing between buying food or warm clothing to help their children survive the bone-chilling cold.

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