Enjoy good health
World Vision scaled up programming in 10 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) to rehabilitate malnourished children resulting in some considerable impact: more children gained expected weight within anticipated periods and a number even above the normal weight gain.
World Vision through all the 40 ADPs supported the immunisation and measles Campaign where all children between the age of 6 months to 15 years were reached out to. Other areas of support were in Malaria control through mosquito net distribution and Indoor Residual Spraying and increased access and utilisation of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Nutrition services.
An assessment conducted in Magoye ADP in 2006 showed that the ADP had 47% cases of acute respiratory infections but this has reduced to 35% in 2012. Children exhibiting symptoms of malaria have greatly reduced from 89% in 2006 to 15% in 2012. Children recorded to have received full immunization have increased from 41.6% in 2006 to 85% in 2012.
In 2011-12 World Vision Zambia Office adopted the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) as one of the four strategic sectors of the national strategy. The WASH which has been integrated with nutrition, maternal and child health interventions, disease prevention and controls initiatives to achieve sustainable improvements in the well-being of children have been expanded to all 40 Area Development Programs (ADP) leveraging the WASH expertise and resources from the Zambia For Every Child Campaign WASH program.
In an effort the program drilled a total of 205 boreholes from the targeted 190 boreholes. 75 boreholes were drilled providing access to water to 19,479 persons. Under the “water for life” project, a private partnership between World Vision and Zambia Telecommunications Company (ZAMTEL), 42 boreholes were drilled out of the planned 35 boreholes in eleven ADPs spread across the country serving 14,880 persons. The 205 boreholes are benefiting 56,474 people with safe drinking water.
Are educated for life
The Bicycle Education Empowerment Project (BEEP) which phased out in most ADPs in 2012 greatly contributed to improvements in not only children’s school attendance and performance but has also empowered families economically e.g. where families have been able to transport crops from fields and gardens to markets and has improved families’ access to health services, care giving to people affected by various illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and participation in meetings at church, schools etc.
Over 23,000 bicycles were distributed to school going children, teachers and community members.
Experience love of God and their neighbours
Three hundred and thirty-three congregational churches were engaged in HIV/AIDS community activities with effective coordination of 300 Community Care Coalitions that included 10,000 active care givers.
World Vision is addressing the critical challenges of achieving sustainable rural development by empowering women and girls through the Empowerment Respect and Equality (ERE) protect.
Developed under the ‘For Every Child Campaign’ (FECC), the project which is implemented in Kapululwe, Mwamba and Sinazongwe ADPs is increasing women’s ability to improve family and child well-being through the economic empowerment opportunities, training and knowledge that has been provided so far. Furthermore the project has enables girls to experience fullness of life through education opportunities.
The project introduced the Savings Groups (SG) methodology to Government, local leaders, other NGOs and the community members in general. A total of 853 women were trained in SG methodology and these formed 54 saving groups. These were all actively saving and participating in project activities.
Are cared for, protected and participating
In an effort to increase the involvement of men in the area of health, a male engagement assessment programme was successfully conducted in Luampa ADP.
HIV and AIDS:
World Vision through the HIV/AIDS sector continued to implement programmes aimed at reducing the impact of the pandemic on children and families.
In the majority of the Area Development Programmes (ADP) affected children and their families were empowered and equipped with knowledge, skills and other resources to enable them care, support and protect themselves.
In 2012, WVZ trained 400 staff and community partners to increase their knowledge and competences in age appropriate values based life skills for children and PMTCT. These efforts contributed to the improved care and support of over 192,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) including Registered Children (RC) and 21,415 chronically ill persons; 42,921 children were provided with life skills with capacity to protect themselves from HIV infection.