2016 Annual Report - Mother and Child Health

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 28, 2017 2:00:13 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Health, Resources, Reports, Perspective 2017, 2016 Annual Reports, Somalia

mch_report-1.jpgProgress Report: Fiscal Year 2016 (October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016)
Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia

World Vision joins thousands of children and their families in sharing our gratitude for trained community health workers who are providing the valuable frontline healthcare and priceless knowledge that is critical to mother and child survival.

Women in Ethiopia are receiving treatment for debilitating damage caused by having babies without the aid of trained medical personnel. Children in Uganda are getting growth monitoring and referrals to nutrition programs when needed. Zambian health facility staff and volunteers are learning from U.S. medical service volunteers who are sharing their knowledge and time to improve care in two health facilities.

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Ethiopians Fighting Against Child Exploitation (E-FACE) report

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2016 3:32:35 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in Child Protection, Ethiopia, Education, Resources

E-FACEWorld Vision just completed the Ethiopians Fighting Against Child Exploitation (E-FACE) project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, to provide support to the country in addressing child labor. The primary focus centers on education aimed at sustainably reducing the number of children aged 5-17 years old engaged in and at risk of child labor in the weaving, agricultural, and other sectors in Gamo Gofa, Wolaita, and Addis Ababa. The project addressed the needs of over 20,000 children at-risk of and engaged in child labor with education services and over 7,000 households who have children at-risk of or engaged in child labor with better access to profitable markets and credit. Notably, the percent of E-FACE children involved in child labor decreased from 85% to 1.4% over three years, and the enrollment rate of these children increased from 64% to 95.1% over the same time period.  This infographic highlights key impact over the life of the project.

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Microfinance and OVC households: A report on baseline data for impact assessment of PRISMA

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2016 1:59:52 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in Economic Empowerment, Ethiopia, Resources

Microfinance and OVC HouseholdsA report on World Vision's programs in Ethiopia found that microloan clients tend to eat more, send their children to school, rely less on health assistance, and have children with stronger psychosocial well-being. 

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Practicing Faith: Engaging faith leaders for better maternal health

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 25, 2016 10:37:19 AM / by World Vision Staff posted in Ethiopia, Christian Discipleship, Health, Resources

practicing_faith.jpgFaith leaders have the power to spur far-reaching changes in people’s attitudes and behavior. And those changes can bring extraordinary improvements in health and well-being. In Ethiopia, World Vision examined the role of faith leaders in improving the lives and health of women and children through the lens of four stories: Tsehay, who was suffering from fistula; Asmare, who is promoting safe births; Aberra and Shitaye, who are reducing religious barriers to family planning; and Ali, who is empowering women and girls.

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