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Posted by Evidence Action on Thursday, September 06, 2018
by Aparna Ananthakrishnan
With almost 226 million children at risk of parasitic worm infections, India faces the highest burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STH) globally. The implications for those affected are severe, with long-term impacts on nutrition levels, economic potential and overall quality of life.
Most of India's deworming treatments are delivered in schools.
To combat STH infection in children, in Fe...
Posted by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition on Thursday, September 06, 2018
By Debashish Chanda, Portfolio Lead, GAIN Bangladesh
Iodine deficiency is the single greatest cause of preventable mental impairment globally. It causes many other adverse effects on growth and development, such as goitre, due to inadequate thyroid hormone production. These iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) can be effectively and inexpensively prevented by iodizing all salt for human and animal consumption (known as Universal Salt Iodizati...
Posted by Village Enterprise on Wednesday, August 01, 2018
By Hannah McCandless
I get to meet a lot of moms. Over 75% of our business owners are women. And most of them, are moms. Using their small businesses, they are investing in their children’s education, providing healthy and nutritious meals, and working every day to build a better life for their families. They aren’t just entrepreneurs, they’re mom-trepreneurs.
The value of investing in women isn’t news...
Posted by Innovations for Poverty Action on Thursday, July 26, 2018
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA works with governments, businesses and NGOs to design, rigorously evaluate and refine interventions spanning agriculture, education, health, finance, governance, social protection and post-conflict recovery. Here are summaries of recent education-related studies from Ghana and Peru, as well as cas...
Posted by Possible on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Breaking a bone is a common occurrence; most of us will have either broken a bone or cared for a loved one with a fracture. Bones have a remarkable ability to heal. Yet all too often, even highly treatable fractures result in death and disability.
At Nepal’s Charikot Hospital, a government teaching and training facility where Possible works, we treat 150 to 200 orthopedic procedures per month, divided into soft tissue injury, fractur...
Posted by One Acre Fund on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Welcome to our soil laboratory, where scientists are unlocking a wealth of knowledge hidden in farmers’ soils.
A client's soil sample is run through a mid-infrared spectrometer, an instrument that can determine the exact makeup of the soil, down to a single element.
It’s delivery day at One Acre Fund’s soil analytics laboratory in Kakamega, Kenya, and there’s a flurry of activity. A shipment of almost 3,0...
Posted by Seva on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Community health workers (CHWs), many of them women, work at the vanguard of Seva's efforts to combat blindness in many regions around the world.
Rokehatun and Madhumsri, two field workers from the Alipurduar Hospital in West Bengal, travel door-to-door by bicycle to find villagers in need of eye care and refer them to the hospital for treatment.
These workers – some paid, and some volunteer – conduct on-the-ground o...
Posted by Schistosomiasis Control Initiative on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
By Dr Mousumi Rahman, Senior Programme Advisor
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently experienced an outbreak of the Ebola Virus. First reported on 8th May 2018, there have so far been 38 confirmed cases and over 20 deaths.
The SCI continues to support a schistosomiasis treatment programme in DRC, and fortunately, the outbreak did not start until just after the last round of treatment was distributed in the country. Th...
Posted by Fistula Foundation on Thursday, June 07, 2018
HOPE Hospital, Fistula Foundation’s partner in Bangladesh, has been on the front lines of the Rohingya refugee crisis. Amidst the sprawling refugee camps, HOPE has begun to identify fistula patients. They are working tirelessly to bring aid in a dire situation.
22 year-old Setara Begum told her harrowing story as a Rohingya refugee. When her labor became complicated, she didn’t dare seek medical help at the local hospital, after he...
Posted by GiveDirectly on Thursday, June 07, 2018
Did you know about the invisible refugee crisis in Uganda?
In 2016, Uganda took in more people than any other nation in the world — and that includes all of Europe at the height of the crisis.
In 2016, the nation took in more people than any other nation in the world — and that includes all of Europe at the height of the crisis. Unfortunately, it's not making headlines.
In response, GiveDirectly has launched a service cal...