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Declared polio-free in 2007, Somalia is again facing a polio outbreak, largely due to gaps in vaccination because of conflict and disaster.
A new World Vision report examines the gap between the "health rich" and "health poor" and the impact of this gap on the well-being of vulnerable children.
Co-author of the book When Helping Hurts and an economics professor and director at the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College in northwest Georgia, Brian Fikkert sits down with World Vision magazine to discuss how the average person or church community can help people living in poverty without hurting them in the long run.
World Vision is committed to improving the health and nutrition of women and children in the areas in which it works, contributing to the global reduction of under-five and maternal mortality. Good health is the foundation of a child’s life. We aim to ensure mothers and children are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have good access to essential health services.
World Vision responds to a new UNICEF report on child survival statistics.
The new Lancet series confirms what we know from our years of working on this issue – that tackling undernutrition is both the most important long-term problem facing children, and that doing so isn’t complicated. It means making it a priority at every level.
Six-year-old Reason Haamayuwa had been sick for two years, getting increasingly worse, before he went to a World Vision clinic and got medicine to help him heal.
World Vision is announcing a US$1.2 billion package of measures to combat childhood undernutrition, challenging governments — especially those from G8 countries — to match this commitment as they meet in London today.