Health & Nutrition

 

Our goal

 

Good health is the foundation on which a promising future is built. Many children miss the opportunity to reach their full potential because they lack access to proper health and nutrition.

 

World Vision protects children and mothers from malnutrition, tuberculosis, HIV, and AIDS by helping them have access to nutritious food, clean water, good hygiene and essential health services.

 

 


In 2015, 24,542 children in the Philippines were directly engaged by World Vision in health and nutrition interventions, including HIV and AIDS awareness-raising activities

 

  

 

How do we shield children from malnutrition and diseases?

 

 

Malnutrition is one of the leading causes of death among children under five years old. We support the government’s efforts to reduce malnutrition among children in the Philippines through targeted health and nutrition programs.

 

We work with communities to make sure that parents and their children are well-nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education. Our projects help support mothers and their children in their development at the most critical period of their growth.

 

We aim to:

 

 

 

Improve the nutritional status of children aged 0 to 59 months

  

 

Increase the protection of children 0 to 18 years old from tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS

 

   

We keep children safe and healthy

 

 

  • Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization gathers TB Task Forces together to identify sick people and to refer them to health centers for free diagnostic and treatment services. TB Task Forces also monitor the completion of treatment and advocates for support from stakeholders and relevant government agencies.
     
  • Pinoy Nutrition Hub addresses malnutrition by rehabilitating malnourished children using local and affordable means. We teach parents and caregivers good practices for feeding, proper hygiene and health care.

  • Channels of Hope for HIV organizes local volunteers as trainers to sensitize communities on HIV and AIDS. We create local plans to promote community action against the spread of these diseases. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read stories from the communities

 

Volunteers lead fight versus tuberculosis

42-year-old mother Ruby, a community volunteer, recalls how she was able to save a young lady suffering from TB in 2012. » Read more

A thirsty community in Bukidnon

For many generations in Butong, residents make do with only two sources of water through the spring. They never had water faucets at home. » Read more

World Vision on El Niño: Hunger and health concerns must be addressedMothers and children hardly cope with the drought conditions which could lead to food and water scarcity. » Read more

Cebu passes region’s first ordinance to curb malnutrition

The Alcantara Comprehensive Nutrition Program Ordinance was lauded by the National Nutrition Council for being the first local law on nutrition in Central Visayas. » Read more

Kids from rural village promote healthy lifestyle

Students in Negros Occidental are learning how to make organic farm products to advocate natural farming and promote healthy living. » Read more