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 2016, 20,499 children in the Philippines received various health and nutrition interventions through World Vision.

 

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

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Improve the nutritional status of children aged 0 to 59 months
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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.
Help Provide Training and Assistance to Filipino Families

Testimonials

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“Every time I get a letter from the children, natutuwa ako kasi I see their progress. I don’t want them to miss their right to education just because of poverty. I promised that for each achievement I get, I will celebrate by adding more sponsored children. For my fellow OFWs, it is never too late to help. We are given the privilege to earn more. Maybe that “more” is given to you because you are asked to share them with others. A blessing is not a blessing unless you share it.”

-Joanne Rico, World Vision child sponsor

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“One thing that really made me committed [to my sponsored children] is knowing that God does not change His mind when He blesses me, so if He is consistent, what is stopping me from being the same? No one has ever become poor by sharing and giving. I have always felt that I have more than enough and the little amount I can share with a child or two would certainly make a big difference in their lives.”

-Melizza Guiao, World Vision child sponsor

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“I prayed to God to let me be an instrument of love. It really matters that we give what we have and that we support children, their families and communities; that we do not give up on their dreams. Iba ‘yung tumulong tayo sa hindi natin kakilala kasi alam natin na it’s the goodness of the Lord leading us to help these people.”

-Florian Torres, World Vision child sponsor

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“I needed to think less of myself and see where I could give. We always complain about certain things we aren’t happy about in the Philippines. Education for everyone is really something that I can contribute to and not just complain about. It’s my responsibility as a citizen of the Philippines, as a Christian, to share, to return what I feel God has blessed me with or what I feel that my country has given me. The most fulfilling for me would be the times I got a letter from my child. Actually the first time I got a letter, I cried. I was surprised by the emotion it brought out in me.”

-Elyse Pilapil, World Vision child sponsor