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Join our vision for children's health & nutrition

Good health and nutrition empowers children, families, and communities, spurring them on 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, lasting behavioural change, and to connect communities to what works so children and families can survive and thrive.

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7.9M

people received food support

248k

children treated for wasting

400k

community health workers supported

A world where all children are healthy

We are making progress. In Sierra Leone, we’ve helped severely malnourished children make a full recovery. We’ve 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’ve been courageous against injustice by challenging causes of early pregnancy in Eswatini and by enabling access to essential health services for Somali children.

But there’s 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 distribution of medication and medical supplies.

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World Malaria Day

April 25

World Malaria Day is celebrated on April 25 each year. This year's theme, “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives”, draws attention to the critical role innovation plays in helping to achieve global malaria elimination goals.

 

 

89%
Over the last ten years, 89% of the severely malnourished children we treated made a full recovery.
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Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

The elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is considered a realistic public health goal and an important part of World Vision's work.