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World Sight Day 2019: 6 Ways You Can Get Involved
World Sight Day is one of the most important days in the calendar when it comes to raising global awareness about eye health. With 36 million people in the world who are blind, and 217 million people who have moderate to severe distance vision impairment (MSVI), we have a lot of work to do. This World Sight Day, throw your support behind the global movement that's raising eye health awareness in one of the six ways listed below. WH...
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They got their sight back. They got their life back.
October 10th is World Sight Day - a day dedicated to learning and spreading awareness about vision care. In honour of this day, we want to share two heartwarming stories of individuals who got their sight back. Who got their life back. Meet Eusebio Caal Ichich, a man dedicated to serving his community and saving lives. At 56 years of age, this hard-working husband and father has worked as a firefighter in Guatemala for more than 16 years. A fe...
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HKI Health Worker Madelene Sadio returns to her community to protect children's sight
In the verdant Casamance area of Senegal, the March nights can be cool but the days are decidedly hot. Still, from 8:30 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon, a steady stream of Madelene Sadio has returned to her community as a health worker to share information and life-saving treatments with mothers and children. mothers and their children arrived at the health hut in Kolane, a village of about 1,400 people, and waited in the sh...
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Sanku-PHC Fortifies its One-Billionth Meal
Using technology to fight malnutrition in remote Africa, Sanku has reached an impressive milestone since launching operations in 2015 — one billion meals fortified. The milestone was reached this month as Sanku scales its work across Tanzania, a country where unfortunately 130 children die every day as a result of poor nutrition.  Sanku is working to prevent this, already enabling over 350 small maize millers to fortify across E...
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Putting Smallholder Farmers First in the Fight to End Hunger
It’s a bitter irony that the majority of the world’s hungriest people are farmers. More than 50 million smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa are locked in annual cycles of hunger because they’re unable to grow enough food to feed their families.  Malnutrition can have serious, lifelong effects, especially for children, robbing them of their full potential as they grow up. The challenges presented by hunger are hu...
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IPA and Graduation Model Featured on PBS NewsHour
IPA's rigorous, research-driven approach to discovering what works, and what doesn't, in reducing poverty was covered by PBS NewsHour last month. The story features IPA Founder Dean Karlan and affiliate Rachel Glennerster of the U.K.'s Department for International Development talking about the Graduation Model and how evidence can inform the policy debate about foreign aid. Watch the program here. Learn more about the evidence on ...
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Contraception and the Environment Thrive Together
Population Services International (PSI) joins more than 150 organizations to support the Thriving Together: Environmental Conservation and Family Planning initiative. As an organization that believes in putting the consumer at the center of healthcare, we know that meeting the unmet need for voluntary modern contraception is an important tool in combatting climate change. As such, we sign on to the following statement: Peop...
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AMF passes $200 Million Milestone!
By Rob Mather, Against Malaria Foundation Founder & CEO  In May, AMF reached a total raised of US$200,000,000 since our founding and the donation that took us past that milestone was one from New York, USA! This equates to the funding of more than 91 million nets to protect 165 million people, with an expected impact of averting more than 30 million cases of malaria and 65,000 deaths. We also recently passed 439,000 donations received...
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One Million Reached, One Business at a Time
By Katie Boland, Village Enterprise Board Chair In June, Village Enterprise celebrated reaching the one-millionth life influenced by our work in poverty alleviation. One million lives is hard for me to get my head around. It’s easier for me to think of the individual. But that’s the point, isn’t it? It is all about individuals. Going from one village to the next, training one group after another, and starting one business at ...
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Evidence Action Leverages Government partnership in India to tackle anemia
by Julie Wang’ombe & Diksha Radhakrishnan, Evidence Action For several years, Evidence Action has partnered with the Government of India to deliver mass school-based deworming as part of our Deworm the World Initiative. What began as a one-state effort in 2011 evolved into a national initiative in 2015, reaching roughly 89 million children across 11 states. India’s National Deworming Day now reaches nearly 270 million chil...
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