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PSI's Maverick Collective Ignites New Philanthropy Model
At the recent Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, PSI launched its new Maverick Collective, which is igniting a new model of engagement for philanthropists. In 2012, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited India as part of her work advocating for girls and women. It was there that she reconnected with Kate Roberts, PSI’s senior vice president of Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy, after visi...
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Fred Hollows Foundation--New global trachoma data reveals the end is in sight!
An ambitious global mapping project has revealed it would cost about US$1 billion to eliminate blinding trachoma by 2020, of which US$200-300 million has already been committed, as reported to the annual meeting of GET2020 (Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020) international conference in Sydney in April. The conference, hosted by the Fred Hollows Foundation, had about 160 attendees from more than 50 countries.  The estimate, based ...
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ONE ACRE FUND Expands smallholder farmer services to Malawi and Uganda
In May,  One Acre Fund, a nonprofit agriculture organization that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to increase their incomes and food security, announced the official opening of its Malawi and Uganda operations. Malawi and Uganda began as pilots in 2013 and 2014 respectively. One Acre Fund now serves 400,000 smallholder farmers—with an estimated two million people in those households—across E...
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DEVELOPMENT MEDIA INTERNATIONAL Creating radio spots for family planning – Why we sent our scriptwriters to live in a village for a week
DMI have been working in Burkina Faso for over five years.  We recruited a diverse team from across the country, which is fluent in over 6 of Burkina Faso’s many local languages. So we are fairly confident that we know the country and its people well – and yet when we started doing research to inform our family planning campaign, we realized that every campaign is different and that we still have a lot to learn.   For exa...
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Louis C.K. Plays Jeopardy! for Fistula Foundation
On May 18, Emmy Award-winning writer, comedian, actor and Fistula Foundation champion Louis C.K. will compete on a Power Players edition of Jeopardy! If he wins, the $50,000 top prize will be donated to Fistula Foundation. Taped in Washington D.C., the show will air during Jeopardy! Power Players Week, featuring an impressive roster of influential journalists, commentators, and newsmakers, such as CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, ...
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Providing 6,000+ Kenyans with basic income
This year, GiveDirectly will begin paying everyone in multiple villages in East Africa a regular income that's enough to meet their most basic needs, and keep doing so for more than ten years. But to launch the project, we need your help. If you do decide to donate to support this trial, at a minimum your money will help shift the life trajectories of thousands of low-income households. At best, it will change how the world thinks about ending po...
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Progress and Promise in Nepal, 1-Year Post-Earthquake
One year ago, the first major earthquake struck Nepal. We hope this one year mark helps us remember not just the devastating earthquakes-- but also the extraordinary support that rose from the rubble. We need that energy to continue to build back better. See how Possible is doing this on our website. And while you're there, take a look at our redesigned homepage and new creative content (infographics, word clouds, thought-pieces, and a featu...
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World Hunger Day and Project Healthy Children
PHC was thrilled to begin the new year with the unofficial launch of Zimbabwe’s online Health Management Information System adapted to track fortification compliance using PHC’s monitoring tool indicators. Zimbabwe will share their progress and plans for fortification monitoring using this system at a regional East, Central, and Southern Africa meeting this month. While playing an imperative role for Zimbabwe’s program, we also ...
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Last month, Living Goods and founder Chuck Slaughter were one of 6 recipients of a 2016 Skoll Award for their work supporting "health entrepreneurs who save lives door-to-door"!  We are deeply honored,  humbled and inspired.    Click here to see the official announcement, learn more about the five other awardees, and watch a powerful short film Skoll produced on Living Goods.    It should go without saying that t...
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