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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 00:03 by Loria Kulathungam

By Melani O'Leary, Carolyn Macdonald and Bridget Aidam

Grandmothers across the globe play a far more important role than the go-to babysitter on date night. As it turns out, we've learned that grandmothers are vital to not only caring for young children but also advising and educating younger women in their communities on all aspects of family well-being. Interestingly, in the developing world, the influence of grandmothers even extends to the men in their...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 02:59 by Dan Irvine

My father will be 95 this year and thus was a child during the great depression in the United States.  The hunger that he experienced at that time haunts him to this day. You will never see a more grateful person sitting down to every meal.  And if there is a single issue he is passionate about it is hunger; most of his charitable contributions are to help the hungry.

What I have learned from my father is that hunger is a terror. While not all of us have...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:22 by Sarah M Crass, MPH

By Melanie Boyd, Program Director, Born On Time

What’s the world’s leading cause of death in children under five? It might come as a surprise, but preterm birth – a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the...

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 09:38 by Sarah M Crass, MPH

Article Authors: Polly Walker, World Vision International; Raymond Owusu, World Vision Ghana

The global community has increasingly recognized the contribution of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in reducing maternal and child mortality in the hardest to reach communities with lowest access to health care. Over the last two years the government of Ghana has been working closely with the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW)...

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 08:27 by Sarah M Crass, MPH

Since 2010, World Vision has been working to strengthen its Health programming global through the 7-11 strategy, which focuses on evidence-based, cost-effective preventive practices that address the primary causes of maternal and child mortality and illn​ess, realised within a framework for household, community and health systems support. The 7-11 strategy was a great turning point for the World...

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