World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization founded in 1950 dedicated to working with children, families and communities in close to 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by addressing the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision's nearly 40,000 staff and volunteers support worldwide implementation of child-focused, community-based multi-sector initiatives including education, health, economic development, microfinance, gender and development, peacebuilding, climate change, food security, agriculture, water and sanitation. World Vision’s current priority areas of health intervention focus on the major causes of morbidity and mortality in children under five and include: nutrition, prevention and treatment of malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia, and family planning, maternal and neonatal health. WV also addresses special health interventions, including HIV, neglected tropical diseases, and tuberculosis. World Vision works closely with host country health ministries to increase access to basic primary health care services and strengthen health care systems, structures, and personnel. The organization works to identify at-risk locations, including emergencies, preposition resources and personnel in high-risk zones, and build capacity and resilience among communities to help them protect themselves and rebuild. The organization also works to empower communities to conduct community-led advocacy for their rights at local, national and international levels to change unjust policies and practices.