|Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases|
Goal 6: Save the next generation.
Malaria prevention: World Vision is working in dozens of African countries to offer help in preventing malaria, including medication, training, and insecticide-treated mosquito nets.
HIV prevention for children ages 5-15: World Vision pays special attention to children ages 5-15 because they offer a "window of hope" for HIV prevention. Our first strategy focuses on ensuring that young children acquire the values, knowledge, and skills they need to protect themselves before they enter the high-risk period of later adolescence and adulthood. Our second strategy is helping communities protect their children from neglect, exploitation, and abuse, each of which puts children at risk of HIV infection. All members of the community are provided with age-appropriate, values-based life skills material and training.
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: World Vision educates communities about the implications that HIV and AIDS has for pregnant women and their unborn children. World Vision also encourages voluntary counseling and testing for HIV infection and helps fight stigma and discrimination against those who are HIV-positive.
Care: World Vision, in partnership with communities, initiates and supports home-based care programs that use a combination of disease management, palliative care, and spiritual and psychosocial counseling. World Vision also works to strengthen and expand traditional systems of care through structures including kinship networks.
Advocacy: World Vision's HIV and AIDS advocacy focuses on four key issues: strengthening care for orphans and vulnerable children, reducing the vulnerability of girls and women to HIV, increasing access to treatment and care, and mobilizing resources for expanded HIV and AIDS response.
Integrating HIV and AIDS response: There is no sector of World Vision’s relief and development work that is unaffected by HIV and AIDS. As a result, World Vision reviews interventions through an HIV-and-AIDS lens, making sure actions contribute toward preventing the spread of HIV and mitigating the impact of AIDS.
Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger
Achieve Universal Primary Education
Promote Gender Equality & the Empowerment of Women
Reduce Child Mortality
Reduce Maternal Mortality
Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Develop a Global Partnership for Development