There have been more than half a million cases of the Zika virus so far across 47 countries.
Focusing on the five most affected countries, which are in Latin America, we're working to empower communities to combat the virus by learning new behaviors that help prevent and treat the disease.
Our photo series shows how!
This week (August 1-7) is World Breastfeeding Week!
Our nutrition expert writes about how exclusive "breastfeeding really is the best start a newborn can have."
Read about the impact that breastfeeding and good nutrition training is making in Ethiopia.
Children in Sierra Leone spent nine months out of school during the Ebola outbreak. When they returned, they did so with fear of the disease and coping with the loss of loved ones. Still, it was a day of hope and celebration.
See how World Vision continues to support the long-term recovery of children in Sierra Leone after Ebola, and experience their bittersweet return to school through their eyes.
Blogger Jennifer James has visited mothers and babies all over the world.
Today for World Breastfeeding Week, she explains how in the early months and years of a child's life, breastfeeding can truly be lifesaving!
Today through August 7 is World Breastfeeding Week!
Pediatric dietitian Connie Warner recently traveled with us to visit our maternal and child health programs in Kenya!
See how her experience lead her to ask, “How can I stand-up for the poor and vulnerable?”
… and how she plans to answer that question.
Mothers in the most difficult parts of the world need help to have healthy pregnancies and healthy children.
Read what it was like for Felistus in Zambia to give birth to her twin boys by candlelight at an understaffed and under-supplied clinic, and how World Vision maternal and child health programs are bringing help and hope to mothers in communities around the world.
After losing a child, and even after childbirth, mothers need time to heal. In Zimbabwe, they don't always get that time, which endangers their health and the health of their families.
Guest blogger Diana Stone writes today about her recent World Vision trip to visit mothers and children in Zimbabwe and to see how World Vision is working to keep them healthy!
Belen in Nicaragua is 6 and well on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a doctor!
Not only does her sponsor provide her with the school supplies she needs; sponsorship also helps her eat better, which keeps her healthy, which in turn keeps her in school!
See sponsorship at work in Belen's family…
Since 1990, preventable deaths of children under five have dropped from over 12 million to 6.6 million!
Celebrate 5th birthdays with us this week as we renew our commitment to helping children live past the age of 5. Read how you can help!
Many children can't survive past the age of 5 without a mother figure. And sadly, every day 18,000 children don't.
But many of these deaths are preventable … so we can do something about it! Stand with us this week and support child and maternal health.
Blogger Paige Ferrari explains how.
Today is World Malaria Day! Join us in the fight against this deadly but preventable disease.
Vincent Kakooza is a village health team worker in Uganda. He battles malaria every day. Read how his training and dedication saved the life of 6-month-old Remigio, who is very special to him!
Unsafe water is one of the leading causes of child mortality in Afghanistan, with more than 40 percent of child deaths caused by diarrhea and acute respiratory infection. Clean water can prevent these illnesses. See how a World Vision deep well is changing life in young mother Maryam's village.
Thursday, August 1, through Wednesday, August 7, is World Breastfeeding Week!
Today, read the story of Kanhchara -- a young, first-time mother in Cambodia who has learned to better care for herself and for her new baby with proper nutrition and vaccinations.
Today through August 7 is World Breastfeeding Week! Coordinated by UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and a variety of other partners, this year's theme highlights peer counseling programs for mothers.
Through World Vision, mothers and infants in Mongolia are benefiting from such initiatives. Find out how!
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.
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.
But World Vision's work in the health sector is much wider in scope than WASH programs alone! This week, we delve deeper into our impact in a wide variety of health issues -- including child and maternal health, HIV and AIDS, and malaria.
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.