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Menstrual Hygiene May 25, 2017

Menstrual hygiene is vital to keep girls healthy and in school worldwide. It is important to understand that menstruation hygiene enables women and girls to reach life's fullest potential. 

World Vision Hospital Ward returns dignity for many women May 23, 2016

Hodan’s confidence, experiences and personality make her a fiery spokesperson for suffering women two and three times her age. She mesmerised an audience of dignitaries - including the minister of health

Terrifying and painful life of a child bride in Bangladesh April 19, 2016

Born into poverty in Bangladesh, Rani loved school and playing with her friends, but at the age of 11 she became a wife. Now 16-years-old and pregnant for a third time, she fears for the safety of her unborn child and another risky delivery at home. 

Saving Remigio April 07, 2016

Vincent Kakooza knew exactly what to do the night that baby Remigio fell horribly ill, thanks to a radio show, a rapid test kit for malaria, and medicine supplied by World Vision.

Community Health Workers are the local heroes in Sierra Leone April 07, 2016

Despite her own fears and that of her family, she chose to do this work as she felt it was her duty as a Community Health Worker to protect her community from sickness and disease

Doctor’s Day March 30, 2016

Meet Monica Barnett from Sherbro Island in Sierra Leone. Monica was named after the doctor that saved her life. 

World Vision fills the hole in Hamida’s heart March 09, 2016

When a hole in Hamida’s heart was found her parents gave up hope. But because of World Vision child sponsorship, Hamida’s story didn’t end there.

Staff appreciation day! (March 4th) March 04, 2016

Today is Staff Appreciation Day and we want to celebrate all the hard work of our Community Health Workers around the world.

Our Innovative Work Using Mobile Phones to Support New Mums has Won Awards March 03, 2016

World Vision has won an ehealth award because of their innovative approach in the use of mobile phones to help in maternal health

Risking your life to give life February 25, 2016

Mother of three boys and World Vision Ireland’s Head of Communications, Niamh Cooper, tries to comprehend what it is like to give birth in the world’s most dangerous place to have a baby, following a visit to Sierra Leone’s remotest parts last week.

A Man’s role in promoting Infant and Maternal health February 24, 2016

‘Men,  I  would  like  to  take  this  opportunity  to  extend  your formal invitation.  Gender equality is your issue too’

Making a difference February 23, 2016

Can you imagine how it must feel to save a life? Not as a doctor in a fully equipped hospital or a paramedic at the scene of an accident. But as a volunteer on a remote island, with no doctors, no emergency transport and what is often the case, very few medical supplies!

Saving Lives in Sierra Leone February 23, 2016

Isata Barnett is registered with World Vision’s AIM Health programme and is an example of how life saving  the programme is, as it kept her alive during her pregnancy when she was in need of surgery.

A Call to End Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya February 06, 2016

Today is February 6th and it’s the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. Unfortunately, female genital mutilation is still a problem in many parts of the world. Here is some more information about this unjust practice and efforts to stop it in Kenya:

The AIM Health Programme – Bringing Joy to Kenya October 29, 2015

Learn all about how World Vision’s Maternal and Child health programme is saving children’s lives.

My Baby is my Source of Strength October 25, 2015

On the 6 month anniversary of the Nepal earthquake, World Vision speaks to Nepalese mothers caring for their newborns and coping with life after the devastating earthquake. 

Changing the Odds in Sierra Leone October 08, 2015

Hawa was distraught having lost 2 babies due to birth complications so she turned to World Vision Health worker Alice for advice. Now her and new baby Lucy are happy and healthy.

A New Hope September 24, 2015

Young activist Esperance stands up to the horrors of child prostitution. 

Ellen’s Story July 02, 2015

Ellen is the mother of three children, including two-year-old Lerina. Ellen practiced World Vision’s 7/11 technique during her pregnancy and first year with Lerina and has seen first-hand the benefits of following these health initiatives.

Motherhood in difficult places May 21, 2015

Mothers in the most difficult parts of the world need help to have healthy pregnancies and healthy children. Read what it was like for Felistus in Zambia to give birth to her twin boys by candlelight at an understaffed and under-supplied clinic, and how World Vision maternal and child health programmes are bringing help and hope to mothers in communities around the world.

Dying for children: being a mother in South Sudan April 29, 2015

For most women, the birth of a child is a happy event, but for many women in South Sudan, it is life-threatening. South Sudan has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world. 26 women from every thousand women die either in childbirth or shortly after.

Why Investing in Girls and Women is Essential to Fighting Poverty March 18, 2015

Around the world, women don’t have equal opportunities to men, are discriminated against and denied their basic rights. But we know that investing in girls leads to a brighter future for everyone.

Learning to count at age 15 March 04, 2015

In New Delhi, India, Sonam's family struggled to make a living, so education wasn't a priority for her life. In many developing countries, this is a reality faced by young girls, as depicted in the film, Girl Rising.

Caring for Two Lives: A Q & A with a Midwife February 07, 2015

Thanks to World Vision, Aklima was able to be educated and certified as a midwife. Midwifery is an extremely important skill for her community since many families can't afford to see a doctor or stay in a hospital. Read more here

Tadelu Wodajo from Ethiopia February 07, 2015

Three million girls undergo circumcision rituals each year. Community awareness is the key to ending this harmful practice that puts their lives at risk.

Bushara from Somalia February 06, 2015

Bushara has been suffering from fistula since her first child was born in a stillbirth three years ago. The young mother's sorrow continued as she endured exclusion and shame as a result of her debilitating condition. Bushara then sought help from World Vision.

“Tuk Tuks” to the Rescue November 19, 2014

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