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Kenyan mother and child
Sep 20, 2012

Under-5 child deaths drop considerably

Due in large part to improved immunization practices, as well as efforts to eradicate polio, measles, and HIV and AIDS, many of the world’s poorest countries have seen great reductions in the number of children who die before their fifth birthday.

Ragged clothing, serious illness: Hallmarks of vicious poverty
Sep 5, 2012

Ragged clothing, serious illness: Hallmarks of vicious poverty

Mabvuto was forced to drop out of school because he had nothing to wear but tattered clothes and routinely suffered from preventable illness. Access to basic clothing and medication could make a world of difference for children like him.

Midwives: A lifeline for Afghan mothers and babies
Sep 3, 2012

Midwives: A lifeline for Afghan mothers and babies

In Afghanistan, less than 40 percent of mothers are assisted in delivery by a doctor or midwife. World Vision has trained 200 midwives to work in hospitals across western Afghanistan, part of our efforts to end preventable child deaths through the Survive to Five Challenge™.

Aug 1, 2012

Breast milk: A life-saving tonic for babies

An increase in the rate of breastfeeding globally could prevent more than 1 million child deaths each year.

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