Healthcare is one of the world’s greatest needs
Every day, approximately 18,000 children under five die – mostly from preventable causes like pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria. In 1990, it was 32,000 children every day. Change is happening, but much more has to be done to stop children dying needless deaths.
World Vision is committed to health and nutrition programming in over 55 countries. We support proven, cost-effective solutions that improve children’s health: immunisation, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, exclusive breastfeeding for six months, oral rehydration to prevent death from diarrhoea, more skilled birth attendants, nutrition programs, and access to programs to learn better hygiene practices.
We don’t just provide one-off support like giving out medicines. Instead, we empower communities to meet their own needs – for example, by training community health workers. We also work closely with national and local governments to make sure health services are available to meet families’ needs.