Health and Nutrition

Children deserve to have the right to access good health and nutrition. We want to see better access and lasting behavioural change so that children and families can survive and thrive.

We strive to ensure that pregnant women and children under 5 have access to the most basic health information, care, and nutrition. World Vision Zambia is dedicated to improving nutrition in children, in response to the high levels of malnutrition in the country. We are working with community volunteers to provide skills to women on the preparation of nutrient-rich meals for under-five children, using locally available foods.

World Vision Zambia is Working with the Ministry of Health community structures, known as Safe Motherhood Action Groups (SMAGs), to identify and enrol pregnant women in maternal and child health counselling programmes. Since 2017, 87,180 pregnant women were enrolled in the counselling programme. We are working with their families to create awareness of the importance of attending the eight antenatal visits at the health facilities and delivering from health facilities. In 2020, we reported 2,603 women were escorted for Ante Natal care visits by their spouse/birth partners. 

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Good health and nutrition empowers children, families and communities. You can help children in Zambia stay healthy and thrive!

Achievements in 2022

  • We enrolled 30,630 women Timed Targeted Counselling (ttc) and 7,684 ttc clients delivered in health facilities. 

  • We successfully rehabilitated 1,392 under five children in our Positive Deviance  Hearth Programme. 

  • We reached 13,443 adolescents with Comprehensive Sexual Education. Knowledge about HIV/AIDS among adolescents increased  from 24% to 32%.