Through the Every Last One campaign, our goal in 2016 was to deliver essential healthcare, nutrition support, and treatment to 2 million pregnant women, newborns and children under 5 by 2022. By the power of God and the support of our donors and partners, we reached 1.7 million people!
1.8 billion people are at greater risk of infections because their health center does not have clean water, adequate sanitation, or handwashing facilities.
In the areas where World Vision works, half the health clinics don’t have clean water and 5 out of 6 don’t have basic handwashing facilities. Many mothers are required to bring their own water to wash themselves and their newborns after giving birth and infections can spread under these conditions.
One in six patients in the developing world gets an infection at their health center, and such infections are responsible for up to half the deaths of babies. While the miracle of birth should be a joyous occasion, too often it becomes a death sentence for mother or baby.
830 women die every day from preventable causes associated with pregnancy and childbirth.
We can save the lives of 1 million mothers and babies every year. World Vision serves the most vulnerable families around the world by supporting more than 184,000 community health workers in 46 countries and thousands of health-focused community groups—more than any other nongovernmental organization—who are trained and equipped to deliver healthcare services to their communities.
Prevention: We empower women with vital health knowledge and support so they and their children are less likely to be affected by malnutrition, disease, and sickness in the first place.
Clinic upgrades: We fill gaps at rural clinics — access to clean water, equipment, supplies, medicine, and staff training — so workers have a better chance of successfully treating patients.
Community Health Workers: We equip and train local community health workers to extend healthcare from local clinics into communities. They empower women with vital health knowledge and support so they and their children are healthier; these health heroes can address many common and preventable causes of death including diarrhea, pneumonia, malnutrition, and malaria.
World Vision serves the most vulnerable families around the world by supporting more than 184,000 community health workers in 46 countries and thousands of health-focused community groups—more than any other nongovernmental organization—who are trained and equipped to deliver healthcare services to their communities.
World Vision reaches more health centers with clean water, handwashing facilities, infection prevention protocols, and training of healthcare workers than any other nongovernmental organization (NGO). World Vision reached 2,000 health facilities serving an estimated 18 million people between 2019 and 2023. With your help, World Vision commits to upgrade 3,000 health facilities with clean water, including strengthening the health system in every health facility, everywhere we work in Niger and Zambia by 2030. We will upgrade 275 clinics in Niger and Zambia serving an estimated 2.4 million people.
7,883 local community health workers and volunteers have been trained
162 rural health clinics have received support such as training, supplies, equipment, water, sanitation, and hygiene
94% of the malnourished children we treated in our Somalia project areas made a full recovery
6x more children diagnosed with malaria in our Zambia project area were taken to the appropriate care provider
We are blessed to partner with hundreds of Christian philanthropists and couldn’t do this work without them. And we’re able to reach more people because of our highly collaborative local and global partnerships within private and public sectors.
“I visited several health clinic that were without electricity. And then I was able to go back three years later and see the difference – see a facility with clean water, electricity and solar power.”
"The things that most impressed us was the breadth, depth, and interconnectedness of World Vision's health programs."