Today the Administration released its fully detailed proposed budget for FY 2018. In this greater than 1500 page budget directed at Congress, the President addresses ‘reprioritizing Federal spending so that it advances the safety and security of the American people’ along with ‘a moral commitment’ and ‘countering economic stagnation.’ Unfortunately, the budget also includes 32 … Read More
The House passed the omnibus, which defines the budget for the fiscal year 2017, on Wednesday in a 309-118 vote, with four members abstaining, and the Senate passed it today with a vote of 79-18. Advocacy can be hard sometimes. It can take years to get a “win” like the passage of a bill in … Read More
Why investing in U.S. foreign assistance for maternal and child healthcare is good for a country. By Marian V. Liautaud Why It Pays to Invest in Moms What difference does it make if a mother on the other side of the globe lacks access to medical care during her pregnancy? And as sad as it … Read More
April 2-8 is World Health Workers Week. Celebrating health workers goes beyond doctors and nurses – there is a whole community of workers and volunteers around the globe who are critical to reaching people in the hardest to reach places. Last summer in Kenya I was a part of a group visiting the county’s health … Read More
This post was originally published on the Hill. Recently, when talking about development and humanitarian crises around the world, a colleague commented to me, “The world is on fire. Too many of us are watching it burn.” While this may seem like a pessimistic view, the truth is that the world is facing an unprecedented … Read More
Foreign assistance is a complex issue with a lot of misconceptions. Lisa Bos, one of World Vision’s policy advisers answers questions to give some clarity on foreign aid.
Pastor David Johnson of Christ Community Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas went on a trip to Kenya with World Vision in 2015. He came back advocating stronger than ever for people who live in poverty around the world. In this article, originally posted on The Baxter Bulletin, Johnson talks about his experience in Kenya and why he believes that … Read More
World Vision’s director of government relations, Lisa Bos, and policy advisor for food security and livelihoods, Beth Ann Saracco, talk about the importance of recognizing women in development in this article originally posted on The Hill. In the article, they reflect on their recent trips to Kenya and Zimbabwe where they saw U.S. funded programs at work, helping communities find sustainable solutions to poverty.
Eighteen months after Emmanuel Ojede was born, he got sick.