Health & Nutrition Fund

We provide proven, cost-effective health and nutrition interventions to improve the lives of children. Protect children from disease, hunger and malnutrition today.

“Without health & nutrition knowledge, my parents will not care much about my diet and intake of breast milk which will cause me to be malnourished and increase my risk of getting infections and diseases. Not only will my physical condition weaken but I will also suffer from poor cognitive development which will affect my school results in the long-run.”


Malnourished children, particularly those suffering from severe acute malnutrition, are at a higher risk of death from common childhood illnesses including pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria. In 2021 alone, roughly 13,800 under-five deaths occurred every day, an intolerably high number of largely preventable child deaths.1


We focus on ensuring child and maternal health by promoting health and nutrition practices and preventing major causes of disease. By working closely with communities, we can protect children and their families and provide access to essential health services that help children and their families live long, healthy lives.

Key Challenges

Insufficient and inadequate healthcare facilities

Health centres are limited in number and a long distance away in rural areas, making it difficult for children and families to access healthcare. These health centres are often poorly maintained and lack proper medical equipment to treat illnesses.

Limited knowledge among caregivers

Parents and primary caregivers are uneducated and unaware of preventive measures, symptoms and cures for common childhood illnesses. Mothers and mothers-to-be also lack knowledge on proper pre- and post-natal care, as well as proper nutrition.

Unskilled health workers and attendants

Community health workers often lack training and, as a consequence, have limited knowledge on how to treat even basic illnesses. This makes it more difficult for them to provide health services to families and children in the communities they serve.

How World Vision Helps

Improving maternal health

We establish Mother Support Groups and Nutrition Clubs to support new and expectant mothers with education on breastfeeding, birth preparedness and healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy. We provide access to maternal health services, supplements and nutrition training.

Increasing access to healthcare services

We support local healthcare facilities with equipment, training and more. We also equip and train community health workers to visit vulnerable families in places with limited access to healthcare, providing emergency frontline care and lifesaving interventions.

Enhancing food security and nutrition

We work with communities to improve their agriculture so that farmers can provide healthy and nutritious food for their families. We train families and communities to improve nutrition and dietary diversity with local ingredients, ensuring that children grow up healthy and nourished.

Global Impact

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Facts and figures based on 2022 data.

How you can support the Health & Nutrition Fund

Help us provide life-saving healthcare and proper nutrition to expecting mothers, children and families who need it the most.

Health & Nutrition Fund (One-time, any amount)

RM 35.00

Health & Nutrition Fund (Monthly)

RM 35.00 / Month / 35.00

I would like to add RM35 per month to improve health services and raise awareness on maternal health and nutrition in World Vision Malaysia-supported communities. This will help them grow up happy and healthy.

At World Vision, we seek to ensure that all resources entrusted to us are used as efficiently and effectively as possible. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent programme implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to equally important programmes that help children and families in need.


1 UNICEF, 2023.

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