The Problem

February 16, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

In 2015, 5.9 million babies and toddlers under 5 died from preventable causes. In fact, the majority of children are still dying from disease, lack of nutrition, and complications at birth. Facts about Children’s Health Each year, 5.9 million children die before their fifth birthdays, many in their first month of life and most from preventable … Read More

The Solutions

February 14, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Hope is not lost. With your help, we can prevent most deaths of children under age 5 with surprisingly simple solutions like: Bed nets Vaccines/immunization Clean water It’s a fact: Children’s lives can be saved by simple, tried, and tested interventions that give them a chance to survive the deadly five-year barrier. Together we can: … Read More

Global Progress

February 12, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

We are closing the gap. Since 1990 more newborns, babies and toddlers are surviving each year thanks to the efforts of supporters like you. Considerable progress has been made. The number of newborns, babies and toddlers dying of preventable disease and malnutrition has dropped 35 percent since 1990, when 12 million children died each year. … Read More

Children’s Lives can be Saved so They Thrive Beyond 5

February 10, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Give children a healthy start by providing pregnant mothers with quality prenatal care and nutrition during pregnancy. Ensure newborns have a safe delivery, the ability to breathe during the first crucial moments of life, and proper nourishment. Ensure babies are sheltered, breastfed, kept warm and shielded from diseases like HIV. Protect children from infectious diseases … Read More

Welcome to Beyond 5!

February 1, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

By Cat-Dan Lai-Smith As part of World Vision’s global Child Health Now campaign, World Vision US (WVUS) has launched Beyond 5, a movement to highlight maternal and child health to US audiences. Using an aspirational tone, the campaign seeks to unite and mobilize advocates, parents and churches that refuse to accept that five is a … Read More