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Saving Lives in Sierra Leone November 21, 2014

Isata has been registered with World Vision Ireland’s AIM Health Programme* for over 2 years now and to say that this Programme has greatly impacted her life is an understatement. Here is her story

World Vision’s Magnus Conteh on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa November 20, 2014

The Ebola Outbreak that is currently ravaging the Western African Region, particularly Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The general public, health services and governments of these countries have never experienced such a public health calamity and were in no way prepared for it.

“Tuk Tuks” to the Rescue November 19, 2014

Recently, developing countries have started revamping and overhauling “tuk tuks” to transform them into community ambulances. 

See With Your Eyes November 17, 2014

WV staffer Steve Reynolds narrates his experience with U2 singer Bono in Ethiopia in 1985. "It seemed he wanted to hold every child and comfort every mother."

Despite the Ebola outbreak….I am still learning November 14, 2014

As school remains closed for the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, the Radio and TV Teaching Programme started in October help the children while they are at home idling, which can lead to other problems.

Building a Drought-Proof Community – A Case of a Dangoroyo November 12, 2014

A combination of creative projects is trying to change the way development is delivered to poor communities in Somalia or, in the larger picture of things, the way communities build the strength to survive disasters.

Fears for the Future, as Ebola Keeps Children at Home November 10, 2014

“I really want this Ebola virus to come to an end. It has affected our education, social activities, restricted movements, and is keeping us away from our friends" says Zainab, 12.

World Vision Ireland’s CEO Visits Typhoon-Hit Communities in the Philippines November 07, 2014

As the ghost of Typhoon Haiyan haunts the people of the Philippines, 12 months on, with devastation and despair, Helen Keogh, CEO of World Vision Ireland and World Vision Ambassador, Lorraine Keane explore the ruins of the once thriving communities in the Philippines.

What’s Men Got To Do With It? November 07, 2014

In rural African communities where the head of the household, which in most cases is male, makes the majority of family decisions, the  simple,  yet  sometimes culturally acceptable, decisions that a man makes can impose huge health consequences on his wife

Dolow Somalia: The Perfect Storm November 05, 2014

Everyone  that  I  spoke to could not even think beyond tomorrow due to the current  drought  gripping  the country. I was told that this “is the worst drought we have ever seen” at least a dozen times in two days.

World Vision Boosts Health Ministry in the Fight against Ebola November 01, 2014

World Vision and some other humanitarian/philanthropist donated a plane load of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies to the Ministry of Health & Sanitation of Sierra Leone to curtail the spread of the Ebola virus. 

Celebrating Harvests Around the World October 31, 2014

Halloween traces its roots back to ancient harvest festivals.Today, five of our staff writers from around the world – India, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Honduras, and Bolivia – describe how the harvest season is traditionally celebrated in their part of the world!

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