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PSI: Five Ways to Make Social Media Work for Health
By Perrie Briskin, Communications Manager for Digital Media, PSI/Myanmar Marketing can sometimes feel like throwing darts in the dark. Is it the commercial or promotional umbrella that drives sales, or do they work in concert? Commercial brands with infinite marketing dollars can afford a thousand darts. PSI doesn’t have this luxury. Social marketing dollars are precious and promoting health products is a different challenge than, for...
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Living Goods Reduces Child Deaths by 27% in IPA Study
“IPA recently completed a large-scale randomized study for Living Goods showing the model is reducing child deaths by a staggering 27 percent. The result has been nothing short of transformational. The power and quality of research has persuaded policymakers, replication partners, and major funders to back a rapid scale up of the approach. As a result, Living Goods’ reach has tripled to 5 million people served. Proof positive that IPA...
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Welcome Village Enterprise!
Village Enterprise is thrilled to be the newest cost-effective and high impact charity selected by The Life You Can Save. Our mission is to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation. To accomplish this, Village Enterprise provides a “graduation program” that includes business and financial skills training, mentoring, small grants, and savings networks to first-time entrepreneurs living on less than $...
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SCI: Prevalence Reductions, A+ DFID Rating & Farewell to Alan Fenwick
A fond farewell and thanks to Dr. Alan Fenwick Professor Fenwick convinced the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of the plausibility of his vision, securing the second grant they ever made, and established the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative(SCI) at Imperial College London in 2002. The SCI had a single objective, to prove that it was possible to develop and deliver a schistosomiasis control programme at a national scale, that was replicable...
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One Acre Fund: Three Things the New U.S. President Should Do to Address World Hunger
This blog was written by David Hong, One Acre Fund's global senior policy analyst, and Homi Kharas, senior fellow and deputy director for global economics and development at the Brookings Institution. The article was originally published by The Hill. The U.S. will soon go to the polls to elect our new president, who will walk into the Oval Office with a laundry list of global challenges. Not all of those issues grab daily headlines. Howeve...
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GDLive is Live!
Here's GiveDirectly's note introducing their new feature: During this past emotional month, GiveDirectly had the exciting launch of GDLive. We hope this project can provide an uplifting channel and a reflection of your collective compassion for the global poor through an honest look into their lives and the impact of your investments. GDLive provides an unfiltered, near real-time connection with program participants, allowing you to hear direct...
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The power of community radio – how Development Media International  works with broadcast partners
We at DMI want to use this month’s update to tell you a bit about our radio partners. Without their dedication and skill, many of our programmes would not be possible. We have recently done some exciting work to further strengthen the capacities of our radio partners in Burkina Faso and Mozambique. In Burkina Faso, where DMI is running an RCT on Family Planning, we have recently launched a new long-format show to stimulate debate and tack...
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40,000 Moms Against Zika
In Central America, PSI's partner Pan American Social Marketing Association (PASMO) will be delivering more than 40,000 safe pregnancy kits to help expectant moms fight the Zika virus.  The kits, part of PASMO´s “Mamá Segura” regional Zika campaign, contain educational material, insect repellent and latex condoms to help prevent Zika transmission among pregnant women, women of reproductive age and their partners. Bec...
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For World Toilet Day, great donation options with Oxfam
World Toilet Day on November 19th is a great opportunity to provide others with one of life's most basic necessities that we take for granted every day. A toilet is a gift that has a whole range of benefits. For instance, giving someone access to a composting toilet in a refugee camp or community can save lives by preventing the spread of disease. Not only that, but it brings dignity to people, and having a toilet in school encourages ch...
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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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