News from Our Recommended Organizations
Posted by Living Goods on Thursday, May 03, 2018
Living Goods employs and trains local people--the majority of whom are women--to sell goods and life-saving medical supplies at competitive prices.
Living Goods is thrilled to be selected for The Audacious Project, a new model from TED that supports and funds big ideas for global change.
Click the image to watch a video clip of Living Goods' founder Chuck Slaughter speaking passionately about the importance of our Audacious P...
Posted by Iodine Global Network on Thursday, May 03, 2018
Sudan’s first salt iodization plant marks a milestone toward eliminating iodine deficiency.
The new Shafie factory for iodized salt production
On February 7th, Sudan opened its first of three new salt iodization plants at the Shafie Factory, in Port-Sudan, Red Sea Province. Inaugurated by President Omar al-Bashir, the plant is a major achievement for Sudan, which is one of the few remaining countries in the world classified ...
Posted by Project Healthy Children on Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Project Healthy Children (PHC) hopes to end malnutrition in Africa through its small-scale food fortification initiative, named Sanku, that is fundamentally changing nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. Our game-changing market-based model reaches vulnerable populations by equipping and incentivizing small-scale maize millers to fortify their flour, the most commonly consumed staple food, with life-saving nutrients, without changing their prices.
Posted by Against Malaria Foundation on Tuesday, April 03, 2018
By Rob Mather, Founder/CEO, Against Malaria Foundation
2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for Against Malaria Foundation’s work protecting millions of people from malaria. We have passed a total of US$158 million raised, from over 300,000 donations from people in 186 countries. As always, our sincere thanks to everyone for their support and generosity. You can follow our progress on againstmalaria.com
Posted by D-Rev on Tuesday, April 03, 2018
D-Rev (from “Design Revolution”) designs and delivers affordable, innovative medical devices that protect and transform lives of the global poor. Our current products are the ReMotion Knee (a prosthetic device) and the Brilliance phototherapy machine for treating jaundice in newborns.
We are pleased to have our work featured at several prominent museums on the west coast this year and hope you'll be able to visit an exhibit nea...
Posted by Village Enterprise on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
World-class povery research group Innovations for Poverty Action (another of TLYCS's Recommended Nonprofits) released the results of Village Enterprise’s four-year, independent Randomized Controlled Trial last month at events at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and in Kampala, Uganda.
A Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) is considered the “gold standard” of evidence in the social sciences for measuring the dire...
Posted by Evidence Action on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
This World Water Day (March 22nd), we remember the value of the water we have. While water is often available across remote locations, the safety of that water is harder to guarantee. Dispensers for Safe Water, one of Evidence Action’s key programs, provides access to safe water for nearly 5 million people across Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi. The program places chlorine dispensers near public water sources, allowing individuals to pour a...
Posted by Possible on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Parts of this article previously appeared in Health Affairs Blogs of May 21, 2105 and November 1, 2017
How to pay for, regulate, and address inequities in access to health care remains a fundamental challenge to countries around the globe. New and disruptive medical technologies, mass migration, emerging infectious diseases, and growing income inequalities all demand flexibility and forward-thinking on the part of those involved in improving h...
Posted by Innovations for Poverty Action on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Governments and organizations around the world employ media messaging to effect behavioral and attitudinal change. In Uganda, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) worked with researchers to evaluate whether videos encouraging communities to speak out about and counter violence against women (VAW) in the household could change behavior, attitudes and norms related to VAW. In surveys conducted eight months after the intervention, the proportion of ...
Posted by GiveDirectly on Monday, February 12, 2018
GiveDirectly delivers unconditional (no strings attached) cash transfers to some of the world’s poorest households. Recipients receive payments in digital currency and are empowered to spend the money based on their own prioritization. Independent randomized trials show that cash delivered in this manner has significant effects on a broad range of outcomes, including income, assets, and psychological well-being.
To up the ante, literally...