Motivational Moms: Swesthika

Diarrhea remains a leading cause of death globally among children under age five. A recent study showed that proper hand washing can prevent up to one quarter of diarrhea episodes. In Bangladeshi communities participating in the 1000 Day Journey, the percentage of mothers practicing good hygiene has gone from 51 …

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Motivational Moms: Ajmira Akter

A key part of the 1000 Day Journey is the Community Facilitators who are hired and equipped to share knowledge about nutrition, and about women’s sexual reproductive health and rights. This can be very liberating and life-giving. It can also be a challenge when families are not supportive.   Community …

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Motivational Moms: Sobita Rani

It has long been known that exclusive breast feeding in the first six months of life strengthens a child’s longer-term health and development. But it is not always easy to practice. The 1000 Day Journey supports young mothers who are challenged to exclusively breastfeed by cultural norms, lack of information …

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Motivational Moms: Mousumi Rani

In February, World Vision social marketing coordinator, Katie Chung (KC), visited 1000 Day Journey programs in northern Bangladesh. A highlight of her trip was interviewing the mothers in the program.    The 1000 Day Journey “PD Hearth” program is built on the experience of “positive deviants”—mothers who are raising healthy …

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Episode 2: 1000 Day Journey

Continue to follow 1000 Day Journey as we visit Joyce, Daniel and their family in Kenya. You will hear about their lives, their daily challenges and their resilience in raising healthy children in a harsh landscape. Learn how World Vision comes along side individuals and their communities to empower mothers …

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Episode 1: What is the 1000 Day Journey

What is the 1000 Day Journey? As Canadians we have access to a healthcare system that supports us in times of need. Not everyone has this amazing resource made available to them. Take a look and understand why helping pregnant and new mothers and babies in countries like Kenya and …

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1000 Day Journey Trailer

1000 Day Journey is an initiative launched by World Vision Canada to support and promote the health of pregnant and new mothers and their babies across 5 countries, which are Kenya Tanzania, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Take a look and see what to expect from 1000 Day Journey.

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Breastfeeding can be hard no matter where you live

I wasn’t producing enough breast milk to fill my newborn baby’s tummy. The doctor was reluctant to release us from the hospital, so he called for the big guns. I watched in trepidation as the nurse wheeled it into the room: a state-of the-art, hospital grade, electrically powered, double breast …

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The Countries

The program is operating communities in five countries. Learn more about each country and community: