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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Tackling the world's biggest child killer on World Pneumonia Day
When considering the biggest killer of young children worldwide I, like most people, immediately think of mosquitoes spreading malaria, diarrhoea caused by filthy water, HIV and AIDs or even Ebola.The biggest killer is far less obvious, it's not widely talked about and doesn’t claim the headlines. But it is by far the deadliest claiming over a million lives of children under the age of five every year.2,500
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An accountability toolbox for national advocates
With less than 500 days left until the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) it’s critical for governments to #Commit2Deliver on their promises to improve women’s and children’s health. To adequately track country progress and showcase remaining gaps, reliable data is key.  But global level reporting often focuses on global and regional aggregates and overall global trends that tend to mask inequality within regions and countries.
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September 18th 2014
The best cure for Tuberculosis: Nancy's advice
Nancy is mother to 17-year old Sydney, a student currently receiving TB treatment from one of five World Vision treatment sites in Daru, Western Province, supported by the Australian Government. Nancy recounts her son's journey to healing and recovery and shares a poignant reminder of how love and support can help cure TB.For days, my 17-year old son, Sydney, struggled with night fevers. I watched with dread as he grew thinner and paler every day. His stomach ballooned like a pregnant woman’s belly.
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March 22nd 2018
World Vision joins in marking international breastfeeding week
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August all over the globe to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.In South Sudan, World Vision joined other partners in marking this at the Gurei Primary Health Care Centre in Juba, in an event that was graced by the Minister for Health for Jubek, Dr. James Eluzai.Dr. Eluzai said that in addition to ensuring that babies are healthy, breast-feeding also creates a strong bond of love between the mother and the baby and this love extends to others.
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August 5th 2016