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Every year, 5.9 million children die before their fifth birthday, mostly from causes that are preventable or treatable. Malnutrition contributes to about half of these deaths. Undernutrition also affects children's lifelong ability to learn, work and support their families.

World Vision aims to ensure mothers and children are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.​


  • Health 41 million LIFE-SAVING medications were shipped to stock medical clinics.
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    Achievements made possible in 2015 with the generous support of Canadian donors.

  • Health 222,920 PARENTS and caregivers learned how to feed their children properly and protect them from diseases.
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    Achievements made possible in 2015 with the generous support of World Vision Canada sponsors.

  • Health 164,308 CHILDREN and pregnant women were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases.
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    Achievements made possible in 2015 with the generous support of World Vision Canada sponsors.

  • Health 109,740 CHILDREN were monitored to ensure they are healthy and well nourished.
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    Achievements made possible in 2015 with the generous support of World Vision Canada sponsors.

  • Health 92,879 PEOPLE including children and youth learned to protect themselves against HIV/AIDs.
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    Achievements made possible in 2015 with the generous support of World Vision Canada sponsors.

  • Health 6,712 HEALTH WORKERS and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children.
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    Achievements made possible in 2015 with the generous support of World Vision Canada sponsors.


Making a Real Difference

  • NEW Health 6

    As a result of the SUSTAIN project in Tanzania, the Singida region won several national awards for improvements in MNCH services. Singida is now among the highest performing regions in the country and considered a model for health system strengthening.

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  • NEW Health 5

    Over the last two decades, World Vision Canada has implemented a series of integrated nutrition, health and agriculture projects in Ghana. Significant improvements have been achieved, including an increase in exclusive breastfeeding from 63% to 75%.

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  • Health 4

    World Vision has adopted the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) as one of our core models for addressing child malnutrition. From 2008 to 2013, World Vision Canada implemented CMAM in 8 countries, with an average recovery rate of 93%.

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  • Health 1

    Despite the challenges of poverty, there are some families who are able to raise well-nourished children. Together, the community discovers what these families do differently. Results from 5 countries showed a 22% decrease in levels of malnutrition in children under 5 over a 2-month period.

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  • Health 2

    In the world's poorest countries, mobile phones are helping Community Health Workers (CHW) to track pregnant women and sick or malnourished children and provide better care. Mobile health tools have improved CHW diagnoses of primary symptoms by 90%.

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  • Health 3

    In Bangladesh, the first few days of a newborn's life can be extremely dangerous. Yet, many of these risks can be managed by ensuring that their first and only food is breast milk. The Infant and Young Child Feeding Program has helped parents to understand the importance of breastfeeding.

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