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IPA Matching Opportunity and new Dean Karlan Book
$150,000 match opportunity! Through November 20th, an anonymous donor has pledged up to $150,000 in matching funds for new donors, and for donors whose gifts are larger than their last gift. Click here to double your impact. New book by Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel: Failing in the Field At IPA, we believe we can all learn a lot from what has not worked as well as from what has. We are constantly learning from our own failures and improving our ...
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Possible's 2016 Annual Report is Here
This year, we made bold commitments. Each commitment was made to ensure more patients could receive high-quality, low-cost healthcare from the hospital to their home. In the wake of devastating earthquakes, we committed to rebuild clinics and replicate our model in a new region where it was needed most. Because we know hospital care alone cannot fully serve our patients' needs, we committed to expand our community health worker program. When ...
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Eye disease discriminates - but we can change that
“In East Africa, life for the blind is paralysing. Many women are too poor to afford the bus fare to the clinic or hospital, or for a family member to stop work for a week to take them there.” Dr Ciku (Wanjiku) Mathenge is a highly-trained senior ophthalmologist who has transformed the lives of countless people. Kenyan by nationality but now living in Rwanda, Ciku is the Regional Medical Advisor for The Fred Hollows Foundation....
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New Details on our Basic Income Pilot
At GiveDirectly, we have good news and more details to share on our work to launch a first-of-its-kind test of a basic income guarantee.  Thousands of donors have come together to support the effort, contributing over $11 million since April and bringing total commitments to the project to $21 million, with $9 million to go to fully fund the study. We’ve also built a strong research team, including Alan Krueger, a former Chairman of...
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Three of our recommended charities at Micronutrient Conference Oct. 24-28
On October 24-28, the global Micronutrient Forum will be held in Cancun, Mexico.  Topics will cover a wide range of topics related to reducing micronutrient malnutrition, or “hidden hunger”, with a focus on women’s nutrition. Three of TLYCS’s recommended charities are featured this year: Project Healthy Children (PHC), Iodine Global Network (IGN), and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Iodine Global N...
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AMF funds 2.4 million nets for distribution in Togo in 2017
AMF has signed an agreement with Togo's Ministry of Health to fund 2.4 million long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for distribution in Togo's upcoming universal coverage campaign (UCC). The nets will cover the entire population in 4 out of the 5 regions in Togo: Savanes, Kara, Centrale and Plateaux. The current schedule is for this to take place in July and August 2017. The nets will be ordered shortly to be manufactured and shipped to meet...
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IGN: On cretinism, iodized salt, and Indira Gandhi
Do you know where the word “cretin” comes from? Have you ever wondered who discovered iodine? Do you know what links iodized salt to the “Debryshire neck” and Indira Gandhi? To find out, tune in to this special BBC episode of ‘Elements’ (30 minutes). BBC’s Delhi correspondent Justin Rowlatt met with IGN’s Dr. Chandrakant Pandav, one of the world’s experts on iodine deficiency from the Al...
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Living Goods Featured in Wall Street Journal
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Living Goods' founder Chuck Slaughter discussed his inspiration for starting the organization in 2006, and explains why effective community health workers can be the key to delivering quality care in communities that need it most. “Why shouldn’t all children have access to the same [health] care as mine?” he asks. Read the full article here.
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SCI Annual Open Evening
The SCI (Schistosomiasis Control Initiative) works to improve the health and development of the world's poorest populations by eliminating the poverty sustaining and life-threatening effects of schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and intestinal worms (hookworm, roundworm and whipworm). The SCI Open Evening is an annual event open to all. If you would like to find out more about the work we are doing across sub Saharan Africa and the Yemen and our future...
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In Sierra Leone, IPA Asks: Does Reconciliation Heal the Wounds of War?
Most wars today are civil wars, which divide countries along economic, ethnic or political lines. In many cases, these cleavages happen within communities, pitting one neighbor against another. The prevalence of civil wars has therefore spurred efforts to re-build social cohesion and promote social capital as a part of post-conflict recovery. Truth and reconciliation processes are a common approach used across the world to promote this type ...
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