In rural parts of many developing countries, families often lack access to basic healthcare. World Vision helps fill the gap by equipping community health workers, who can help diagnose common illnesses such as malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea.
For nearly a decade, Chiyumbabeenzu Health Post in Zambia struggled without running water, hindering sanitation and care — especially for expectant mothers. When World Vision installed a mechanized water system at the clinic, water became readily accessible. With water, more mothers are giving birth at the clinic, hygiene has improved, and the small health staff can better serve their community.
At Zambia’s Nsombo Rural Health Center, expectant mothers were required to bring their own water for cleaning and bathing during childbirth. It deterred many from coming. Now with a mechanized water system close by, the clinic’s practices have changed and moms are having safer deliveries.
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Isma’s health and mobility greatly improved after being supported by World Vision. Through community-based malnutrition programs, he received treatment at home along with tactics and trainings to equip families with healthy techniques. Plus, a provision of a wheelchair has improved Isma’s mobility.
Food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition are driven by more than lack of food alone. Inadequate access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene can intensify hunger. Conflict, extreme weather, and COVID-19 are destroying livelihoods, pushing access to nutritious food out of reach for people in need.
When Swangirai was 11 months old, he was among 40 children to receive malnutrition recovery support through World Vision. Now, 12 years old, Swangirai remains strong and healthy.