Walking with steps of faith

What is a father willing to do for his child’s health?

This is a question that Juan de Dios Castro answers immediately: “To give my life, if possible,” says this father while smiling at his almost 3-year-old son Noe, who runs into his arms, asking to play together with the soccer ball.

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    Infographic: A story of good health

    Last week, we explored World Vision's WASH programs (water, sanitation, and hygiene), including the effectiveness of these programs in promoting better health in communities.

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      The gossamer thread, part 2: A different story

      Today is World Malaria Day! Join World Vision in remembering the lives devastated by this preventable, treatable disease -- and in our mission of eradicating it from the world.

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        The gossamer thread, part 1: Three families

        Tomorrow is World Malaria Day -- a moment to remember the lives of children, families, and communities devastated by this preventable, treatable disease that we can stop.

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          Afghanistan: Worst place to be a mother

          Today's story comes from western Afghanistan, a region with one of the highest under-5 mortality rates and where maternal death in childbirth is a serious concern. The 10x10 film Girl Rising shows how these issues affect women in Afghanistan, and how education can help them.

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            St. Patrick's Day: Irish promote health in Africa

            On this St. Patrick’s Day, I am honored to have the chance to tell all of our committed supporters about the work World Vision's advocates in Ireland are doing to assist communities in six African nations.

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            AIM Health

            I want to introduce one particular program that we are particularly proud of: AIM Health.

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              [Video] Without children, there is no future

              For people in developing nations, health clinics are often the only link between them and the medicines they so desperately need.

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                A picture of health

                The mood is somber as babies wait to be examined and receive immunizations. I meet Purity, 30, and her 2-year-old son, Sheldon, while they were waiting to be seen. Sheldon suffers from high fever, poor appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting.

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                  Caring for two lives: Q & A with a midwife

                  “It is not an easy task to perform. I have [responsibility for] two lives at a time -- the mother and the baby,” says Aklima Begum, 48. Aklima lives in Bangladesh and is highly respected in her community. 

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                    Malaria: The disease that silences laughter

                    Today, I bought a coffin.

                    We spent the morning in a village in Mozambique visiting Marita, a dear little girl whose best friend had died of malaria last year.

                    Marita was still grieving. She sat quietly while the rest of the children played in high spirits, shouting and laughing through a game of soccer.

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