World Vision International

Project Models and Approaches

Maternal and Child Health

Timed and Targeted Counseling (ttC)

Timed and Targeted Counseling (ttC) refers to a Community Health Worker/Volunteer approach to extending primary health care counseling to the household level, and is one of the core approaches of World Vision's Global Health and Nutrition Strategy known as 7-11.  This is built around evidence-based, cost effective key interventions for pregnant women and children under two that, when taken together, can significantly reduce maternal and infant/young child morbidity and mortality.  Read more...   

Early Childhood Development

The Early Childhood Development Model is an integrated set of actions that ensure appropriate protection and support for children, modeled by youth and adults for psycho-social growth and the child’s mastery of complex levels of thinking, feeling and expression targeted from prenatal to 5 years old.  Learn more...

Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies

HTSP is an intervention to help women and families delay or space their pregnancies to achieve the healthiest outcomes for women, newborns, infants and children within the context of free and informed choice, taking into account fertility intentions and desired family size. HTSP promotes healthy fertility and enables women and families to make informed decisions about pregnancy timing and spacing to achieve healthy pregnancy outcomes. The healthiest results for mothers and their infants are achieved when the first pregnancy is delayed  until a  girl is at least age 18; subsequent pregnancies are spaced by at least two years, and pregnancies are limited to a mother’s healthiest years for childbearing, ages 20 to 35.  Read More....

Channels of Hope

CoH directly addresses faith leaders’ misconceptions about especially volatile or taboo community issues, thereby empowering faith leaders to transform their thinking and the thinking of others in their communities. Transformed thinking leads to transformed action to meet, or better meet, the needs of the most vulnerable in their communities, who might otherwise be condemned or ignored.  Learn more...

Grandmother Inclusive Approach

Grandmothers play a critical role in family and community life in societies all around the world, especially in caring for young children and advising and educating younger women on all aspects of family well-being. In many non-western societies, grandmothers have a particularly strong influence within the family context on the practices of younger women as well as on the decisions made by fathers and other men. Empowering grandmothers; enhancing communication between grandmothers, younger women and men; and strengthening the role of grandmother groups can also contribute to increased understanding and social cohesion within families and communities, as well as improved family and community health and well-being.  Learn More....

Community Committees

COMM is a generic title given to a health-focused community group empowered to coordinate and manage activities leading to improved overall community health, and strengthened civil society. In most cases, COMM programming is carried out through an existing community health group; often a Ministry of Health-led and supported ‘Village Health Committee”. Read More...

Home Visitors

The aim of the Home Visitors project model is to empower vulnerable households to improve the care and protection that children need to thrive in extremely difficult or risky circumstances. The approach provides a platform for community volunteers (serving as home visitors) to develop supportive relationships with most vulnerable children and their families. Home visitors also connect most vulnerable children and their families to social networks and relevant services within the community.  Learn more... 

Integrated Community Case Management

Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) is a strategy to train, support, and supply community health workers (CHW) to provide diagnostics and treatment for multiple illnesses specifically pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria for sick children of families with difficult access to case management at health facilities.  Learn More...

Nutrition

Positive Deviance/hearth

In communities where many young children are growing poorly, World Vision uses the Positive Deviance/Hearth (PD/Hearth) approach to sustainably rehabilitate underweight children. PD/Hearth empowers families and communities to discover and apply local solutions to child malnutrition. Learn more

Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition

In emergencies and areas with high levels of acute malnutrition, World Vision uses the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) approach to rehabilitate malnourished children. CMAM uses a case-finding and triage approach to match malnourished children with treatment suited to their medical and nutritional needs. Learn more

HIV and AIDS

Community Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (cPMTCT) 

As an organisation that works directly in the communities, World Vision sees its role in strengthening PMTCT on this level. Therefore, the organisation’s focus is on community-PMTCT (c-PMTCT).  Community-based interventions within each of the four ‘prongs’ of PMTCT are designed to increase community need (demand) for health services and commodities and to strengthen the quality of these services at the primary health-care (PHC) level.  Learn more...

Channels of Hope

CoH directly addresses faith leaders’ misconceptions about especially volatile or taboo community issues, thereby empowering faith leaders to transform their thinking and the thinking of others in their communities. Transformed thinking leads to transformed action to meet, or better meet, the needs of the most vulnerable in their communities, who might otherwise be condemned or ignored.  Learn more...

Community Care Coalitions and Community Child Coalitions

The Community Care Coalition (CCC) project model is the foundational community structure for supporting various possible types of programming to ensure sustained child well-being for the most vulnerable boys and girls at the local level.  The CCC project model, originally part of World Vision’s Hope initiative, seeks to strengthen community-led care and support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs). CCCs are formed by joining key community stakeholders into a coalition to identify OVC-related issues within the community and to develop and prioritise action plans for responding to these issues. CCCs normally recruit and supervise home visitors (HVs), who are trained by WV staff, to make visits to the homes of OVC and to provide essential forms of care and support.  The CCC project model may work with community groups mobilised by World Vision as well as pre-existing groups that World Vision may work with and through.  Learn more...  

Advocacy and Health Systems Strengthening

Citizen Voice and Action

Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) mobilises and equips citizens to monitor government services, and facilitates an advocacy methodology that results in the improvement of inadequate government-provided services. CVA is often used as a component of other projects to improve relevant government services for the well-being of children. Key services, such as health and education, are delivered effectively and contribute towards the well-being of children, due to the impact of CVA in improving relationships between citizens, government and service providers.  Learn more...

Birth Registration 

Birth registration is a basic human right (Convention on the Rights of the Child Articles 7 & 8), without a birth certificate, many children have no access to services and their basic rights are violated. Birth registration is part of a process for providing legal identity and citizenship and it provides vital statistics that are essential to governments for planning purposes. For World Vision birth registration is an essential Child Well-Being Outcome: "Children celebrated and registered at birth." However, every year 51 million children are unregistered at birth and they are mostly to be found in developing nations in Africa and in Asia.

World Vision affirms that birth registration is a fundamental human right that should be documented immediately or as soon as possible after birth. To achieve this, birth registration should be free and accessible to all, with fees for late registration waived. World Vision believes that children whose births have not been registered and who are without official documentation should be allowed to access basic services, such as health and education, while waiting to be properly registered. World Vision advocates for universal and free birth registration, including advocating for it to be a target in the post-2015 development agenda framework.

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