Charity Voices

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My Friend, Oprah
by Kate Grant, Fistula Foundation's Chief Executive I got the best job of my life from Oprah Winfrey. I know you think I’m just a name dropper, but I’ve never met Oprah. She has no idea I exist. I’m sure of it. But without Oprah, Fistula Foundation, which I lead, and which has helped tens of thousands of women in Africa and Asia whose bodies have been broken by childbirth receive life-transforming surgery, likely ...
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Why are Kenyan Women Suffering from ‘Mwenye Syndrome’?
By Ann Morris, Member, Maverick Collective Bamba, Kenya – Zippora holding her child. © Ann Morris Zippora Masha invites her guests into her spacious mud-walled home, where educational posters, brought home by her husband, a teacher, line the walls. Her oldest daughter, 5, is at school, but her youngest, a healthy, chubby toddler, snoozes on her hip. Although her own education ended in third grade, she hopes...
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Living Goods' Audacious Project
Living Goods employs and trains local people--the majority of whom are women--to sell goods and life-saving medical supplies at competitive prices. Living Goods is thrilled to be selected for The Audacious Project, a new model from TED that supports and funds big ideas for global change. Click the image to watch a video clip of Living Goods' founder Chuck Slaughter speaking passionately about the importance of our Audacious P...
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Sudan inaugurates Shafie factory for iodized salt production
Sudan’s first salt iodization plant marks a milestone toward eliminating iodine deficiency. The new Shafie factory for iodized salt production On February 7th, Sudan opened its first of three new salt iodization plants at the Shafie Factory, in Port-Sudan, Red Sea Province. Inaugurated by President Omar al-Bashir, the plant is a major achievement for Sudan, which is one of the few remaining countries in the world classified ...
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PHC/Sanku Dosifier has potential to bring nutrition to 100 million people
Project Healthy Children (PHC) hopes to end malnutrition in Africa through it’s small-scale food fortification initiative, named Sanku, that is fundamentally changing nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. Our game-changing market-based model reaches vulnerable populations by equipping and incentivizing small-scale maize millers to fortify their flour, the most commonly consumed staple food, with life-saving nutrients, without changing their pric...
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AMF set to protect over 14 million people from malaria in Malawi and Ghana this year
By Rob Mather, Founder/CEO, Against Malaria Foundation 2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for Against Malaria Foundation’s work protecting millions of people from malaria. We have passed a total of US$158 million raised, from over 300,000 donations from people in 186 countries. As always, our sincere thanks to everyone for their support and generosity. You can follow our progress on againstmalaria.com   Agreeme...
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See D-Rev Featured at west coast museums
D-Rev (from “Design Revolution”) designs and delivers affordable, innovative medical devices that protect and transform lives of the global poor. Our current products are the ReMotion Knee (a prosthetic device) and the Brilliance phototherapy machine for treating jaundice in newborns. We are pleased to have our work featured at several prominent museums on the west coast this year and hope you'll be able to visit an exhibit nea...
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Third-Party Randomized Controlled Trial Validates Village Enterprise Model
World-class povery research group Innovations for Poverty Action (another of TLYCS's Recommended Nonprofits) released the results of Village Enterprise’s four-year, independent Randomized Controlled Trial last month at events at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and in Kampala, Uganda.   A Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) is considered the “gold standard” of evidence in the social sciences for measuring the dire...
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Share the gift of clean water for World Water Day
This World Water Day (March 22nd), we remember the value of the water we have. While water is often available across remote locations, the safety of that water is harder to guarantee. Dispensers for Safe Water, one of Evidence Action’s key programs,  provides access to safe water for nearly 5 million people across Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi. The program places chlorine dispensers near public water sources, allowing individuals to pour a...
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Possible and Nepal’s National Health Insurance Act
Parts of this article previously appeared in Health Affairs Blogs of May 21, 2105 and November 1, 2017 How to pay for, regulate, and address inequities in access to health care remains a fundamental challenge to countries around the globe. New and disruptive medical technologies, mass migration, emerging infectious diseases, and growing income inequalities all demand flexibility and forward-thinking on the part of those involved in improving h...
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