Child Health Now is World Vision's first global campaign. Launched in 2009, it set out to mobilise the public and call on world leaders to take action to cut the number of children dying before thier fifth birthday from wholly preventable causes.
Over the course of the campaign World Vision has seen activity take place across the globe, with more than 30 million actions taken and with dedicated campaigns running in more than 40 countries. It helped connect communities at the local level with their national and global leaders, and provided them opportunities to voice their concerns and asks.
Nationally we have been working in communities to improve the well-being of children and are operating in collaboration with various child-focused agencies and faith-based organisations to ensure civil society has its voice heard and can play its part.
On the global level World Vision has been proud to be part of the Every Woman Every Child movement to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths. We are partnering with United Nations (UN) agencies and governments on the Global Goals as well as the World Bank in its ambitious drive to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. The Global Goals now include a target to ‘end preventable deaths of newborns and children under five years of age’ and we will stop at nothing to reach this target.
As the campaign comes to its final year, we are working to ensure that all the results achieved to date will act as a strong foundation for long-term work that continues to demand a better world for children.
To find out more about the campaign check out the 'What's happened' gallery.