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“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.”
Each day, nearly 15,000 children under age 5 will die of mostly preventable causes1, such as diarrhoea, malaria, and pneumonia. And with COVID-19 still spreading, proper healthcare and nutrition is needed more than ever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Facts and figures based on 2019 and 2020 data.
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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 UN IGME and UN MMEIG, 2019
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