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Richard Ewalu works at a health center in Uganda that is understaffed and often doesn’t have the basic medicines and supplies needed to treat suffering children and families. World Vision helps meet those needs.
Dr. Anne Peterson, a public health expert who recently returned from West Africa, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on gaps in the Ebola response and how local partners could better connect with the interfaith effort to stem the disease.
World Vision and a coalition of other faith-based and humanitarian organizations met Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden and White House Ebola Czar Ron Klain to build support for expanding its financial commitment to include both Ebola prevention and treatment.
More than 4,000 people are taking refuge at the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. The airport is heavily protected by French and African forces, giving families some assurance of safety from the rampant conflict.
Schools are closed in Sierra Leone because of the Ebola virus. Twelve-year-old Zainab worries about falling behind in learning. She and her mother say children may become dropouts or child brides if they are out of school for long.
Somalia is on the brink of famine again, as the world celebrates World Food Day.
In Sierra Leone, World Vision staff, with government officials and other agencies, are working to curb the deadly virus. Faith leaders are being equipped with messages on prevention and awareness, and we are helping them address hopelessness, fear, and stigma in the communities they serve.
Beginning today, September 22, "One City / One Cause / One Week" will rally the generous people of Seattle around a flash philanthropy campaign to build a clinic and hospital that will save thousands of women's and children's lives in Southern Zambia.