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Expanding Deworming to Migrant Populations in India under National Deworming Day
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...
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On the Road to New Salt Legislation in Bangladesh: Honouring Iodized Salt Producers
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...
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Investing in Mom-trepreneurs: why moms make the best entrepreneurs
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...
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IPA Studies Education Interventions for Improving Learning
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...
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In Remote Nepal, A Broken Bone is Anything but Simple
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...
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Behind the Scenes at One Acre Fund’s Soil Lab
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...
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Community Health Workers Keep Their Eyes Open for People in Need
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...
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Maintaining a Treatment Programme during an Ebola Outbreak
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...
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HOPE Amidst a Refugee Crisis
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...
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An invisible refugee crisis
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...
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