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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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.
World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated from August 1 to 7 each year. This year's theme, “Step up for Breastfeeding – Educate and Support,” focuses on strengthening capacity to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across different levels of society.
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...
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 the healthy practises. 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 the access to essential care ensures a healthy start in life. Maternal health is the most critical determinant of neonatal outcome, and a healthy newborn is the best promise for the future. World Vision's Maternal and Child Health helps guide communities in this care.
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.