This gel, applied to the newborn’s newly cut umbilical cord, only costs 10 cents a tube. But only recently has its ability to fight infection been realized.
Paramedic Shanta Das works at the clinic and helps pregnant women and new mothers. USAID is supporting the clinic, which will eventually operate on its own.
We promise that calling your members of Congress isn’t scary and is actually pretty easy. Your advocacy on these bills matters now more than ever.
This day should be marked as a day of significance. A day when it was once again proven that every voice, action, and prayer – no matter how small, can make a difference. We realize that we, as World Vision’s advocacy team, are some of the biggest proponents of speaking out and using your voice. … Read More
For Susan Otieno there came a day when she said, the time is now. The time is now to lift myself up. The time is now to fight for my children. The time is now to challenge harmful cultural traditions. On November 1, 2011, Susan’s husband passed away. Susan has two daughters and a son. … Read More
On February 12, the Administration released its budget proposal for FY19. While this budget is not binding, it does lay out the White House’s priorities and may influence the decisions Congress makes. To uphold World Vision’s mission, including to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed, promote human transformation, … Read More
Even if you are familiar with the basics of foreign assistance, here are ten things you may not know – ten reasons to urge Congress to preserve this critical funding. During Hurricane Katrina, 95 countries offered foreign assistance to the United States, and this number increases to more than 150 if you include offers of medical … Read More
Last week we shared how budget cuts could lead to a dramatic reduction in foreign assistance, depending on decisions that Congress makes over the upcoming week or so. On Monday, release of the President’s budget request reignited conversations about protecting critical accounts. But, these are not the decisions Congress is making right now, though they … Read More
Act Now I’m going to be honest – I don’t like uncertainty. I like plans and knowing what is going to happen, preparation and execution that goes perfectly, with no surprises along the way. This sometimes makes it hard to allow God’s will to work (you know what they say about God and our best-laid … Read More
URGENT: On Friday, February 9, a budget deal was signed that has the potential to result in deep cuts for foreign assistance programs depending on how funds are allocated. This would include PEPFAR, a program responsible for 2.2 million babies being born HIV-free, and so much more. Decisions will be made mid-February, one quick phone call … Read More