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Ebola virus outbreak and World Vision’s response efforts

Ebola outbreak: World Vision mounts prevention response, supplies frontline responders with protective gear

World Vision is working with government officials and local communities to offer practical help and communicate ways to curb the deadly Ebola virus as it continues to spread. A massive shipment of donated medical supplies is helping protect health workers who are caring for the infected.

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World Vision to immunize 100,000 against Somalia polio outbreak
October 4, 2013

World Vision to immunize 100,000 against Somalia polio outbreak

Declared polio-free in 2007, Somalia is again facing a polio outbreak, largely due to gaps in vaccination because of conflict and disaster.

“Health Gap” leads to thousands of preventable child deaths daily, report finds
September 26, 2013

“Health Gap” leads to thousands of preventable child deaths daily, report finds

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.

Donated medicines save young boy with worms
September 11, 2013

Donated medicines save young boy with worms

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.

Midwives make all the difference for Afghan moms
August 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...

VIDEO: Advocacy, so easy a kid can do it
August 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!

Drug shortage prolongs misery of worm-infected patients
August 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...

Mosquito net effect in Mozambique
July 26, 2013

Mosquito net effect in Mozambique

In malaria-prone Mozambique, two girls live very different lives. One is protected by a mosquito net; the other is not. A handful of gossamer threads treated with...

Child labor: Children reveal horror of working in mines
June 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...

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...

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