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While Liberia has been declared Ebola-free and the disease’s spread is slowing in Sierra Leone and Guinea, there is still much to be done to eradicate the disease and recover from the crippling social and economic effects of the outbreak.
Early in 2013, 9-year-old Inness began to complain of pain in her stomach. “It was like something biting my intestines inside,” she says. “It was so painful.” Inness is alive today because of the help provided through World Vision’s sponsorship program in Hamaundu, Zambia.
USAID will announce today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015 — refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives.
As we celebrate moms this weekend, imagine the agony of a loving mother who loses her baby at birth. In Uganda, it happens far too often. World Vision works with village health team members here to reduce the number of newborn fatalities, which comprise 40 percent of all deaths among children. They work with mothers before and after their pregnancies so babies can live and thrive.
Challenges remain in the global fight against this preventable, treatable disease, but significant progress has been made, thanks to efforts by governments and organizations like World Vision.
Cease-fire announced Thursday in Addis Ababa could mean aid agencies can finally access areas where children and families have been.
Two months after the catastrophic storm made landfall in the central Philippines, World Vision continues its long-term response by providing spaces throughout the affected region for mothers and young children to spend time with each other and receive health and nutritional support.
The Gegharkunik region of Armenia is considered the coldest in the country. In winter, the high temperature can be 4 below zero, while at night it may drop to 22 below zero. These kinds of temperatures are even more challenging, because many children don’t have warm clothes to wear. World Vision works to provide warm clothing and shoes to children in need in cold climates like this.