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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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Seva news-- HBO Documentary and Olympic swimming partnership
A new HBO documentary OPEN YOUR EYES features the work of Seva Foundation We at Seva are happy to share that HBO's 2016 Summer Documentary Series includes Open Your Eyes, a film about our sight-saving work. Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky skillfully documents the story of a husband and wife in Nepal who are both blind from cataracts and the heroic efforts of Seva outreach worke...
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20,000 women transformed through fistula surgery!
In June, Fistula Foundation reached an important milestone: 20,000 lives changed by fistula surgery. This is a significant number because the best estimates available show that despite a growing global backlog of 1 million women who suffer from obstetric fistula, only 20,000 are treated each year. “When Fistula Foundation adopted our global mission seven years ago, we never dreamed we would have been able to treat this many women in such a...
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Help DMI raise $750,000 to save children's lives in Mozambique
INTENSAÚDE is a planned DMI health mass media campaign supported by the Ministry of Health in Mozambique. It will build on the recent results of a randomised controlled trial in Burkina Faso, conducted by DMI and evaluated by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. This showed that a radio campaign had a significant impact on several target behaviours, notably treatment-seeking for children with symptoms of pneumonia, diarrho...
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IPA Studies Subsidies, Information, and Children’s Healthcare in Mali
Reducing child mortality is a high priority for many governments, but policymakers disagree about how to fund children’s healthcare. While charging fees may prevent poor families from accessing care, subsidizing care may lead to overuse and wasted resources. Innovations for Poverty Action worked with researchers to investigate the impact of subsidies and health worker visits on use of healthcare among young children in Mali. JUNE 02, 201...
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New Ted Talk by One Acre Fund's Andrew Youn
One Acre Fund is thrilled to share the news that our founder Andrew Youn's TED talk is live. In this talk, Andrew discusses 3 practical strategies we can take to end extreme poverty—and makes the case for putting farmers first in this fight.
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Possible's Mark Arnoldy shares a Chinese restaurant memory for Peter's birthday
A year before #GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as an antidote to the consumerism of the post-Thanksgiving season, I met Peter Singer for noodles at a humble Chinese restaurant in Manhattan. I pursued a conversation with Peter because his moral philosophy inspired my ongoing imperfect pursuit to become a vegetarian, and his views on giving have deepened my commitment to build an organization that delivers high-quality, low-cost healthcare to...
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