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.
Mobile apps, computers, and solar energy are commonplace, but World Vision is using this same technology to transform remote communities around the world.
In Burundi, a malaria outbreak is affecting more than 5 million people. Diomede, a volunteer health worker, provides diagnosis and treatment to vulnerable children.
In rural Ecuador, midwife training and access is making a huge difference for maternal and child health. Read Mercedes’ story.
Learn how malnutrition in developing countries affects everyone, along with three ways you can help fight malnutrition to help children grow up healthy.
In South Sudan this year, nearly a quarter-million children under age 5 will suffer from severe acute malnutrition. World Vision is there helping.
World Vision nutrition workshops equip mothers to use readily available ingredients in cooking well-balanced meals for their families. Trainers explain the value of different nutrients in locally grown food and encourage the right mix of protein, carbohydrates, fats, and micronutrients.
In Uganda and Afghanistan, volunteers are the front line of health services, helping pregnant women and treating common but potentially fatal diseases.