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Gifts to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative now worth twice as much
A long-time supporter has just announced that all gifts to the SCI’s 2017 London Marathon campaign (at will be matched, up to £13.1k. The SCI works to improve the health and development of some of the world’s poorest populations by supporting mass-treatment programmes against schistosomiasis and intestinal worms.  This year’s London Marathon campaign goal is £26.2k – £1,000 f...
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One Acre Fund Explains Why Climate Funds Should Target Smallholder Farmers
This blog was co-written by Perin L. Saint Ange, Associate Vice-President and Head of the Programme Management Department of IFAD, and Tony Kalm, One Acre Fund's President in USA. The article was originally published by This is Africa. Climate change is threatening to become the biggest crisis humanity has faced in generations. Millions of the world’s poorest people are already paying a terrible toll. Smallholder farmers are among th...
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The Unsung Struggle to End the ‘Curse’ of Fistula in Bangladesh
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – For almost 45 years, Fatema Khatun suffered one of the greatest ignominies a woman can endure and accepted it as her fate. In the end, it took just 37 minutes for a surgeon to give her back her life. “It’s like magic. I still can’t believe that I no longer smell bad,” she says, sitting on a bed next to a doctor in a tiny hospital. For decades, Khatun, 60, from Cox’s Bazar, in r...
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PHC/Sanku’s Response to the Refugee Crisis
PHC/Sanku is immediately accelerating their Refugee-feeding program. Based on the success that PHC/Sanku has demonstrated in the Kenyan Kakuma Refugee Camp – School Feeding Program, PHC/Sanku will immediately accelerate its refugee-feeding program by establishing an initiative within Sanku focusing exclusively on fortifying the meals of refugees and asylum seekers throughout the world. PHC/Sanku’s refugee-feeding initiative aims to ...
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‘There is nothing that a man can do that a woman cannot also do.’
by Hannah McCandless “We feel so empowered!” exclaimed one of the women in Bed Mot savings group in Olwelai Village. Empowerment. It’s a buzzword. As with many buzzwords in the development industry its meaning tends to be ambiguous, flexible, and overused. And yet there I was, sitting in rural Uganda, being told by our business owners that they felt empowered. Empowerment may be a buzzword. It is also a concrete result of our p...
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How to Transform Sanitation Access for Women and Girls in Vietnam
By Alena Sims, Communications Associate, MCSD, PSI In rural Vietnam, 30% of families lack access to sanitation facilities that meet basic hygiene standards. The lack of access to sanitation disproportionately affects women and girls, who face numerous adverse health effects and safety risks as a result. To address this issue, PSI Vietnam, with support from philanthropist Camilla Hagen Sørli and the Maverick Collective, is working to buil...
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Lumbini Eye Institute's Surgical Eye Team is 70% Female!
The surgeon looks through her microscope. A small incision is made, a cloudy lens carefully removed, a new lens inserted. It all happens in less than 15-minutes. The patient walks out. Another patient is guided in. Throughout the day, the surgical team at Nepal's Lumbini Eye Institute will perform more than 100 cataract surgeries that will restore sight and transform lives. In addition to the life-changing impact the surgeons have on each perso...
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34 eye surgeons for 15 million people: Why the Cambodian eye care system needs your help
The people of Cambodia radiate resilience and optimism. Tourism is booming and the economy is growing. But the turmoil of the Khmer Rouge regime and the effects of genocide and has left scars that will take a long time to heal. For all the progress in this fascinating country, there is also persistent poverty, corruption and deficiencies in the health care system. The eye care system in Cambodia highlights the incredible disproportion of service...
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PSI: Five Ways to Make Social Media Work for Health
By Perrie Briskin, Communications Manager for Digital Media, PSI/Myanmar Marketing can sometimes feel like throwing darts in the dark. Is it the commercial or promotional umbrella that drives sales, or do they work in concert? Commercial brands with infinite marketing dollars can afford a thousand darts. PSI doesn’t have this luxury. Social marketing dollars are precious and promoting health products is a different challenge than, for exa...
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Living Goods Reduces Child Deaths by 27% in IPA Study
“IPA recently completed a large-scale randomized study for Living Goods showing the model is reducing child deaths by a staggering 27 percent. The result has been nothing short of transformational. The power and quality of research has persuaded policymakers, replication partners, and major funders to back a rapid scale up of the approach. As a result, Living Goods’ reach has tripled to 5 million people served. Proof positive that IPA...
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