News from Our Recommended Organizations
Posted by GiveDirectly on Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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...
Posted by Project Healthy Children on Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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).
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Posted by Against Malaria Foundation on Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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...
Posted by Iodine Global Network on Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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...
Posted by Living Goods on Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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.
Posted by Schistosomiasis Control Initiative on Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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...
Posted by Innovations for Poverty Action on Saturday, July 30, 2016
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 ...
Posted by Seva on Thursday, July 28, 2016
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...
Posted by Fistula Foundation on Thursday, July 28, 2016
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...
Posted by Development Media International on Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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...