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What is the coronavirus? Facts, symptoms, and how to help

Coronavirus is a family of viruses, which can cause the common cold or more severe diseases such as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome), and the new coronavirus disease called COVID-19. Learn more about the coronavirus-caused disease pandemic and how World Vision is responding worldwide.

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Zika virus: Facts, symptoms, 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 from 2015 to 2016, Zika remains a risk in dozens of countries and territories in the Americas. Learn facts about Zika, the latest outbreak, and future threats.

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From laughingstock to local leader in Zimbabwe

Susan shares her story about how the program helped change her destiny by empowering her to provide for her family. In rural Zimbabwe, women often live in poverty with no opportunities to better their lives. ENSURE, a USAID-funded program, helped change that.

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A local leader’s experience with ENSURE

Edius, a village head in the Buhera district, shares how the ENSURE program has impacted him and his community. In rural Zimbabwe, women often live in poverty with no opportunities to better their lives. ENSURE, a USAID-funded program, helped change that.

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Irrigation system transforms a community in Zimbabwe

Ruramai leads a community irrigation committee. Through her position, she’s changing the stigma associated with being a widow while the community around her also changes as a result of the irrigation system ENSURE brought. In rural Zimbabwe, women often live in poverty with no opportunities to better their lives. ENSURE, a USAID-funded program, helped change that.