World Vision is “a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of injustice.”
They ramped up the distribution of protective equipment and supplies in Asia back in January. They placed teams in hard-hit areas to promote prevention behaviors, offering essential health advice, and engage government authorities during the crisis.
Since World Vision operates in many of the world’s most vulnerable nations, they have chosen to focus their attention there.
“We are getting to an inflection point in a number of countries around the globe and expect to see cases mushroom over the next few weeks,” World Vision International’s head of Health and Nutrition Tom Davis asserted, according to the organization's website.
“We need to help countries with weak health systems prepare as best they can and while they can for this tsunami of COVID-19 cases that will simultaneously hit multiple regions of the world. There’s no reason that we cannot both prepare high-income and lower-income countries,” he urged.
Relief work is underway in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Syria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Isabel Gomes, World Vision’s International Global Director of Humanitarian Operations, said that since the world relief organization has, “extensive experience in responding to disease outbreaks, including polio, Zika and Ebola, we are focusing on preventing transmission, supporting health responses, and caring for children made vulnerable by this crisis.”
Scott Slayton writes at “One Degree to Another.”
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