What if we didn’t have clean water or soap to wash our hands?
Dr. Greg Allgood Apr 6, 2020 3:25:34 PM

World Vision’s expertise in the prevention of the spread of infectious disease has never been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most important activities to prevent the spread of the virus...

Safe Delivery at Last
Mutinta Chiseko Dec 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM
Teresa with her last born son

While health facilities play a critical role in preventing stillbirths and improving new born survival, most women in some rural, isolated communities in Zambia were, until...

The Quiet Heroes of Nyakabale
World Vision Staff Dec 11, 2019 4:37:37 PM
Florence & her second born using the tippy-tap

No one knows better than Florence how the benefits of having community health workers in her village can be life changing. Last year, Nyakabale was far from...

Grasping At Straws
Justus Koech, World Vision Kenya Jul 20, 2019 12:58:00 PM

In the vast Semiarid lands of North Eastern Kenya lies Wajir town, in Wajir County, home to Kenyan Somali communities. For years the children and the communities in this region have suffered from waterborne diseases...

An “acronym soup” that empowers moms and saves lives?
Lori Chuchu-Ryan Apr 8, 2019 9:47:38 AM

CHWs, ttC, 7-11, PDH. These aren’t just your ordinary acronyms. They stand for the very simple, very powerful approaches World Vision is using to strengthen health care systems and save the lives of moms and...

The Joy in Child Spacing
Mutinta Chiseko Mar 29, 2019 2:45:00 PM

Previous Mukombwe, 40, is a blissful and high-spirited mother of eight beautiful children, four boys and four girls. She is married to Airman, 46, who is a peasant farmer. Growing up in a poor, remote village,...

Grandfather lives his dream
Uganda Donor Liaison Team Dec 29, 2018 10:25:00 AM
Wilson is conducting one of his training sessions with Grace during her 5th pregnancy. 

At the age of 67, Wilson Masiga might consider slowing down and enjoying his seven children and forty grandchildren....

Trained mom helps others avoid danger
World Vision Staff Dec 5, 2018 4:34:51 PM
Martha became a member of her local Safe Motherhood Action Group after giving birth to eight children without any of the knowledge she now shares with her pregnant neighbors. Her lack of knowledge nearly cost...
A call to serve
Mutinta Chiseko Nov 19, 2018 4:16:42 PM

After spending close to three hours on a bumpy, wet road, we finally arrived at our destination. It was a rural village with a cluster of 1-room structures made of mud and wood with thatched roofs. The village is in...

Ending preventable suffering and death for moms and their babies
Kathryn Reid Apr 3, 2018 11:41:24 PM

Nearly half of all child deaths under the age of five occur within the first month of their lives*, despite marked improvement over the past 30 years. That’s about 2.6 million babies a year. More than 7,100 a...