Child Health Now is World Vision’s first global advocacy campaign. Launched in 2009, the campaign has successfully made a significant contribution to reducing the number of preventable deaths of children and their mothers by calling for change at local, national and global levels, aligned with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other global policy commitments. Across the globe, the campaign has been active in 37 countries since its inception.
World Vision is working from grassroots to global levels to improve the well-being of children. We are working in various collaborations with child-focused agencies and faith-based organisations to ensure civil society has its voice heard and can play its part. We are 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.
Over the course of the campaign Child Health Now engaged, empowered and mobilised in several ways including:
- Campaigning from local to global with a focus on national action and accountability
- Informing and raising awareness in communities
- Mobilising children, communities and faith leaders
- Investing in audited programs targeting improved health, nutrition, HIV and AIDS, and water, sanitation and hygiene
- Partnering with local, national and global organisations
- Employing innovative methods for accountability and citizen engagement with their governments
As the campaign comes to its final year, we are now transitioning towards ensuring that all the results achieved up to date will act as a strong foundation for long-term advocacy that continues to gain ground in achieving the best possible outcomes around nutrition and health for children.