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.
News featuring new developments in the fight against Zika virus, new research on child stunting, and aid now flowing to northern Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
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What is the Zika virus and how do you get it? The outbreak’s rapid spread began in Brazil in 2015 and has now spread to the United States. Find out how World Vision is responding.
Mobile apps, computers, and solar energy are commonplace, but World Vision is using this same technology to transform remote communities around the world.
World news roundup for the week of October 3, 2016. This week’s highlights in humanitarian health news: Hurricane Matthew, measles, food aid in Iraq, and air quality in Asia.
A quick summary of this week’s world and humanitarian news highlights: 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, hunger in Somalia, and violence in South Sudan.
In Burundi, a malaria outbreak is affecting more than 5 million people. Diomede, a volunteer health worker, provides diagnosis and treatment to vulnerable children.
A malaria outbreak in Burundi has resulted in twice as many cases of the disease this year and more deaths among children, including Julia’s beloved son.
In rural Ecuador, midwife training and access is making a huge difference for maternal and child health. Read Mercedes’ story.