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IPA and Graduation Model Featured on PBS NewsHour
IPA's rigorous, research-driven approach to discovering what works, and what doesn't, in reducing poverty was covered by PBS NewsHour last month. The story features IPA Founder Dean Karlan and affiliate Rachel Glennerster of the U.K.'s Department for International Development talking about the Graduation Model and how evidence can inform the policy debate about foreign aid. Watch the program here. Learn more about the evidence on ...
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Contraception and the Environment Thrive Together
Population Services International (PSI) joins more than 150 organizations to support the Thriving Together: Environmental Conservation and Family Planning initiative. As an organization that believes in putting the consumer at the center of healthcare, we know that meeting the unmet need for voluntary modern contraception is an important tool in combatting climate change. As such, we sign on to the following statement: Peop...
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AMF passes $200 Million Milestone!
By Rob Mather, Against Malaria Foundation Founder & CEO  In May, AMF reached a total raised of US$200,000,000 since our founding and the donation that took us past that milestone was one from New York, USA! This equates to the funding of more than 91 million nets to protect 165 million people, with an expected impact of averting more than 30 million cases of malaria and 65,000 deaths. We also recently passed 439,000 donations received...
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One Million Reached, One Business at a Time
By Katie Boland, Village Enterprise Board Chair In June, Village Enterprise celebrated reaching the one-millionth life influenced by our work in poverty alleviation. One million lives is hard for me to get my head around. It’s easier for me to think of the individual. But that’s the point, isn’t it? It is all about individuals. Going from one village to the next, training one group after another, and starting one business at ...
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Evidence Action Leverages Government partnership in India to tackle anemia
by Julie Wang’ombe & Diksha Radhakrishnan, Evidence Action For several years, Evidence Action has partnered with the Government of India to deliver mass school-based deworming as part of our Deworm the World Initiative. What began as a one-state effort in 2011 evolved into a national initiative in 2015, reaching roughly 89 million children across 11 states. India’s National Deworming Day now reaches nearly 270 million chil...
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A new partnership with Japan boosts iodine nutrition in Madagascar
This article is co-authored by: Marie-Claude Désilets, head of nutrition at UNICEF in Madagascar Minoru Irie, a Senior Consultant with the Foundation for Growth Science, Professor Emeritus of Toho University, and National Coordinator of Japan for the Iodine Global Network Dr. Festo Kavishe, former Managing Director of the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, Deputy Regional Director of UNICEF in East Asia & Pacific, UNICEF Represent...
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JEFF DEUTSCH & ASH KOSIEWICZ, Oxfam Heavy metal rockers are joining indigenous peoples to try and save a generation of children and families from the devastating effects of heavy metal poisoning. It’s 4:30 on a sunny afternoon and I—Jeff Deutsch, a heavy metal junkie who grew up on a steady diet of Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Megadeth—am about to meet a couple members of the Peruvian metal band M.A.S.A.C.R.E. (Befor...
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Healthy Babies, Healthy Mothers
Ruth Fertig, Multimedia Content Producer, Helen Keller International It’s a special service day in Gbondapi town, Sierra Leone, and that means the long wooden benches in the foyer of the health center are filled exclusively with mothers and their young children. More people have turned out than there are seats, so a few perch instead on the concrete ledge surrounding the clinic. Every few minutes, a street vendor stops by to ha...
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Malaria Consortium's SMC campaign set to start
Thanks to support from generous donors like those at The Life You Can Save, Malaria Consortium’s latest seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaign is about to begin across three countries in the Sahel region of Africa: Chad, Burkina Faso and Nigeria.  We aim to reach more than 5.5 million children under five with SMC treatment during this campaign, which will protect them from malaria during the rainy season. Most malaria illne...
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Solving the last mile payment challenge in Liberia
Think of the longest ATM line you've seen in the US...and multiply it by 80. On the World Bank index of ATMs per 100,000 people, Liberia comes in at fewer than 2 (by comparison, the US has 174). Not surprisingly, it’s the kind of place where delivering cash as an aid intervention is often deemed “impossible” by the sector. Our team launched in Monrovia 8 months ago - and $654K dollars distributed later, we’re reaching ...
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