Good health and nutrition empower children, families, and communities, spurring them to live fuller, freer lives. Good health is transformative.
We want every child to experience it. Children deserve—and have the right to—access to good health and nutrition. We want to see better access, and lasting behavioural change, and connect communities to what works so children and families can survive and thrive.
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A world where all children are healthy
We are making progress.
In Sierra Leone, we have helped severely malnourished children make a full recovery. We have fought against infection and disease in Zambia—training community health workers and families in prevention, and providing bed nets to protect children from malaria as they sleep. We have been courageous against injustice by challenging the causes of early pregnancy in Eswatini and by enabling access to essential health services for Somali children.
However, there is more to be done. We see children dying from preventable issues because of violence, isolation, and powerlessness. We want hope to be restored.
We want to promote good hygiene and nutrition for children. We want to strengthen health systems to serve vulnerable people through the distribution of medication and medical supplies.
WV's Journey to End Wasting
Since 2010, more than 1.8 million children under five years of age have been treated through World Vision’s Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programmes.
Lives Saved analysis estimates that between 91,885 and 103,958 lives of children under 5 were saved through World Vision’s CMAM programming from 2010 to 2021.
Kongchai, a village health volunteer, is making a difference in the health and nutrition of children in his community in Laos.
Malnourished children, like 7-month-old Emman in South Sudan, are treated through World Vision's Community Management of Acute Malnutrition programmes...
Health and Nutrition Research
Our research guides the direction of our health and nutrition programmes, as we study the effectiveness of current methods of impact, to ensure that future programme implementation will be even more effective.
Good nutrition is an essential foundation for health and development, yet malnutrition continues to be the world’s most serious health problem and the single-biggest contributor to child mortality.
Our goal is to ensure that mothers and children are well nourished across our global programming reach.
Most newborn deaths can be prevented by mothers and community health workers carrying out healthy practices.
World Vision's Essential Newborn Care lays out the foundational steps to caring for newborns.
Maternal and Child Health
Providing newborns with optimal nutrition and access to essential care ensures a healthy start in life. Maternal health is the most critical determinant of neonatal outcomes, and a healthy newborn is the best promise for the future.
World Vision's Maternal and Child Health helps guide communities in this care.
Global Fund Partnership
World Vision has partnered with the Global Fund and national partners for 20 years in the battle to end malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Through this partnership, World Vision has acquired 164 Global Fund awards in 41 countries, working in communities that are hard-to-reach and often underserved.