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Posted by Helen Keller International on Monday, December 03, 2018
Most of us know that vitamin A— naturally occurring in certain fruits, vegetables, and animal foods—is needed for good vision. But it’s also essential for immunity and healthy growth in children. In fact, vitamin A deficiency, which affects an estimated 250 million preschool children worldwide, is both the leading cause of preventable child blindness and a principal factor in early childhood deaths in both sub-Saharan Africa and...
Posted by Fistula Foundation on Thursday, November 08, 2018
By Kate Grant, CEO, Fistula Foundation
Last month's announcement by the Nobel Committee that Dr. Denis Mukwege would be a recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was the right news, at the right time, and for the right person.
I have been privileged to know Dr. Mukwege for nearly a decade. When Fistula Foundation adopted a global mission in 2009, he became our very first partner, and we have been proud to support his work with more...
Posted by Against Malaria Foundation on Thursday, November 08, 2018
'Oardinary’ Boys Crush an Atlantic Challenge
Two not-so oardinary AMF supporters, Oli Glanville and George Randell, accomplished quite a feat early this year: rowing 3,000 miles in a very small boat.
And they didn’t just row it, they smashed it: they are now the second fastest pair in history to row the Atlantic.
Oli and George took part in the 2017 Talisker Atlantic Challenge, setting off from San Sebastian in the Ca...
Posted by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition on Thursday, November 08, 2018
GAIN’s Executive Director Dr. Lawrence Haddad and Dr. David Nabarro, of Imperial College London and 4SD are recipients of the 2018 World Food Prize. “The 2018 laureates’ work significantly improved nutrition for mothers and children in the critical first 1000 days of life”, stated the World Food Prize Foundation. “Their relentless leadership and advocacy has inspired efforts by countless others that have collectively...
Posted by D-Rev on Thursday, November 08, 2018
Photos and Stories by: Sarah Severns for D-Rev
D-Rev designs and delivers healthcare technology to under-served populations. D-Rev’s products are user-centric, affordable, and durable - proving to be an important part of closing the quality healthcare gap around the world.
Late on a Friday afternoon, Kyomukama sat alone on a thatched mat just inside the doorway of her home in Kitoma Village near Fort Portal, Uganda. As the shado...
Posted by GiveDirectly on Tuesday, October 02, 2018
GiveDirectly is excited to share something they’ve been hard at work on for over 4 years: the results from their first experimental benchmarking study, a unique collaboration with USAID, Google.org, and academic and implementing partners set in Rwanda.
Here is a rundown of recent articles covering this important news:
In The Atlantic, GiveDirectly co-founders Michael Faye and Paul Niehaus discuss the study in A/B/ Testing Foreign Aid:...
Posted by Fred Hollows Foundation on Tuesday, October 02, 2018
For Juliet Gileema, an ophthalmic nurse in Kenya’s Busia County, eye health is about more than just restoring people’s sight – it is about restoring their livelihood and dignity.
At an eye camp supported by The Fred Hollows Foundation, Juliet recalls the case of a widow whose blindness had robbed her of more than her sight.
“She was left with a big chunk of land but due to the cataract she was not able to see. So...
Posted by Living Goods on Tuesday, October 02, 2018
This press release is reprinted from the Gavi website
Geneva, 15 August 2018 - Millions of people living in remote areas across Liberia, Uganda, and Kenya will get support to access lifesaving vaccines thanks to a new partnership between Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, The Audacious Project, Last Mile Health and Living Goods.
The new partnership will provide a combined US $18 million to Last Mile Health and Living Goods' Audacious Proj...
Posted by Population Services International on Tuesday, October 02, 2018
by Emma Beck, Associate Communications Manager, Adolescents 360
Ayana has a dream for his 25-year-old sister.
It’s a dream for the same sister who teasingly calls him “competitive.” Ayana prefers his mother’s more flattering description of “brave.” But whatever you call them, these two characteristics feed Ayana’s commitment to helping girls find a pathway to achieving their dreams.
Posted by One Acre Fund on Thursday, September 06, 2018
To outsiders, it looked like Jerry Kamau was living the dream.
After graduating from the University of Nairobi with a degree in survey engineering, Jerry landed a job with Google, the tech giant known for its employee perks and laid-back office culture. He spent almost nine years at the company, first building up Google Maps in Africa, then helping manage a large team in Hyderabad, India, that supported Google Maps in Western markets.