LAOS: ADRA provides a variety of projects in Laos, ranging from primary health care to food security. This little boy is enjoying a rice ball of locally produced rice.

Outreach Health

Jonathan Duffy

is president of Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International.

Ministry of Compassion

Christians in global health

Imagine waking up this morning to the news that a passenger jet had crashed overnight, killing everyone on board. We all understand how sadly we would respond to such news.

Now imagine that it wasn’t just one, but 100 jet planes that had crashed. News affiliates would cover nothing else, all air travel would come to a screeching halt, and billions of dollars would be spent on investigating the cause of these crashes following public outcry.

Yet the number of children that die every day from preventable conditions is the equivalent of 100 jets crashing. Every day 25,000 children under the age of 5 die from malnutrition or illnesses as basic …

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