News & Stories

Health

From the Field

Zika virus: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other serious birth defects. Though the disease has faded from the news since its most recent outbreak in 2015, Zika remains a risk in dozens of countries and territories in the Americas. Learn facts about Zika, the latest outbreak, and future threats.

Prayers

Matthew 25: Pray for children’s health

As we recognize World Health Day on April 7, join us in prayer for the health of all of the world’s children who struggle to stay healthy and thrive.

From the Field

World AIDS Day: 1.2 million less children with HIV

This World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, families and health workers are celebrating that child HIV rates dropped 60 percent between 2009 and 2015 in 21 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This is great news because it shows efforts are working, says Gloria Ekpo, World Vision’s HIV and AIDS specialist.