Vitamin A Q&A with David Doledec

Helen Keller Intl launched programs to deliver vitamin A supplementation to children in the 1970’s. We have pioneered this important work worldwide. Vitamin A p... Read more >

Equalize Health on Funding Maternal & Newborn Health Innovation

Last year at Equalize Health, we started the transition to a new strategic model to bring global health innovations to market. We (particularly me!) had been frustrated by the slow pace of solution development and everything that goes along with it. If anything, with so many more new innovators in global health bringing exciting perspectives and ideas, we should be getting better and faster. But it hasn’t seemed that way.  We started to ask questions about where global health funding has gone to... Read more >

Village Enterprise Announced as Million Lives Club Vanguard Member

We are excited to announce that Village Enterprise has been selected as a new member of the Million Lives Club, an initiative inspired by members of the International Development Innovation Alliance, hosted on the Global Innovation Exchange, and supported by a growing number of prominent development organizations! We attained Vanguard cohort status in recognition for our transformative impact on the lives of over one million individuals previously living on $1.90 or less per day. Becoming a mem... Read more >

One grain at a time: Salt iodisation saves lives in Mozambique

When Colombian priest Father José Carlos Osório Marulanda (now onwards Father Osório), 57, first began traveling to the far-flung regions of Mozambique, he noticed something strange about the people living in the remote rural villages from which they scraped a precarious living. Adults and children alike were small for their age, the children were badly malnourished and a substantial proportion of the adults carried large fleshy growths under their chins and sprouting from their necks—some so pr... Read more >