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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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Up to the minute news, press releases, media and more.

With World Vision's assistance, communities in Bangladesh are taking responsibility for sustainably rehabilitating thousands of seriously malnourished children.
Jun 8, 2013

World Vision pledges $1.2 billion to tackle malnutrition

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.

Midmark Corp. community relations manager Mitch Eiting, left, and World Vision warehouse manager Kevin Jones install a barrier-free exam table that was donated to Health Access Inc. in Clarksburg, WV.
Jun 20, 2013

Durable medical equipment donation enhances care in community health clinics in impoverished rural Appalachia

World Vision and Midmark Corp. deliver the most critically needed, updated equipment to Health Access, Inc. in Clarksburg, where teams have been preparing to receive and install the new equipment.

Logo of the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Sep 6, 2013

NGOs react to G20 summit outcomes

World Vision and other members of the U.S.-based NGO alliance InterAction react on the outcomes of the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Midwives make all the difference for Afghan moms
Aug 30, 2013

Midwives make all the difference for Afghan moms

To help more women and babies survive pregnancy and birth in Afghanistan, where infant and maternal death rates are high, World Vision has helped empower doctors and midwives to provide care to women in remote locations.

Sep 4, 2013

The Killer Gap: A Global Index of Health Inequality for Children

The Killer Gap report ranks 176 countries around the world according to the size of the gap between those who have access to good health and those who don’t. The U.S is ranked a surprising 46--below countries like Libya, Bosnia and Romania. 

VIDEO: Advocacy, so easy a kid can do it
Aug 20, 2013

VIDEO: Advocacy, so easy a kid can do it

See just how simple it is to urge your member of Congress to take action for children — so easy, a kid can do it!

Theodore Scott, World Vision’s water and sanitation manager, surveys water tanks at an displacement camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Cholera spreads through contaminated water. PHOTO: Meg Sattler / World Vision
Jun 28, 2013

USAID and World Vision join coalition to eliminate cholera from Haiti and the Dominican Republic

The USAID and World Vision today became the newest members of the Regional Coalition on Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola, an alliance of more than 20 agencies and associations supporting efforts to eliminate the transmission of cholera.

Drug shortage prolongs misery of worm-infected patients
Aug 13, 2013

Clinic drug shortage intensifies worm-infected patients’ misery

Too often, poverty renders basic medicines and supplies inaccessible at local clinics. When that happens, easily treatable ailments threaten the lives of young children like 2-year-old Stephen.

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