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Posted by Innovations for Poverty Action on Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Child marriage is correlated with negative health and education outcomes around the world. Researchers evaluated the impacts of a conditional incentive program and an adolescent empowerment program on adolescent marriage, teenage childbearing, and education in rural Bangladesh. They found that offering incentives conditional on delayed marriage was an effective way to reduce child marriage, reduce teenage childbearing, and increase education. The...
Posted by Seva on Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Sixty-five-year-old Daw Ei Zin lost sight in her right eye over a year ago. She grew very worried as her left eye began to cloud over and lose vision too. Eventually, both of her eyes became so clouded that she could no longer see.
She lives with her unmarried son, where she used to spend her days sitting alone in the house, fighting depression and waiting for her son to return home at the end of the day. She couldn’t do anything f...
Posted by Project Healthy Children on Wednesday, July 05, 2017
In Jan 2017, Liberia’s Ministry of Health officially signed the country's National Food Fortification Guidelines, formally endorsing and launching the country’s first-ever fortification program. From left: Mrs. Kou Baawo, Director of Nutrition, Ministry of Health; Dr. Francis Kateh, Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health; Laura Rowe, President, PHC; Marion Mykers, Country Coordinator, PHC.
Project Healthy Children is great...
Posted by Evidence Action on Sunday, June 04, 2017
No Lean Season: A Ticket Out of Seasonal Poverty
What is No Lean Season?
No Lean Season reduces the negative effects of seasonality on the poorest in rural agricultural areas by enabling labor mobility that increases incomes. It is a new program that we are testing in Evidence Action Beta's portfolio, based on rigorous experimental evidence.
We give a travel subsidy of $20 to very poor rural laborers so they can send a family m...
Posted by Fistula Foundation on Sunday, May 28, 2017
A wise woman, Judith Campbell, once said, “when your heart speaks, take good notes.” It’s been more than two decades since I met two people who would change my life forever: Dr. Catherine Hamlin, the pioneering founder of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, and one of her fistula patients, a young woman left incontinent from the unrelieved obstructed labor that also resulted in the death of her baby. Abandoned by her h...
Posted by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition on Sunday, May 28, 2017
Iodine deficiency is the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable, cause of brain damage. Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), represent a serious threat to children’s mental health and often their very survival. Severe iodine deficiency may reduce a child's IQ by 10-15 points, resulting in poorer school performance and worse economic prospects later in life. Iodine deficiency can impair the social and economic wellbeing of e...
Posted by Living Goods on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
This article, but Leah Perkinson, was first published in Impakter.
Milly goes door-to-door selling every day goods and medicines in her hometown district of Kyengera. Kyengera is just outside Kampala, Uganda’s fast growing capital. She diagnoses and treats what could otherwise be debilitating and deadly disease and illness like malaria and diarrhea. She also connects her customers to more specialized care in hospitals.
Five years ago,...
Posted by GiveDirectly on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Since being founded in 2011, GiveDirectly has given cash unconditionally to villagers in eastern Africa, particularly Kenya and Uganda. Our most recent project involves providing a basic income consisting of cash payments to every adult in a rural Kenyan village. We were pleased to recently have PBS NewsHour correspondent Christopher Livesay visit us in Kenya and report on our work. Here you can see great interviews with recipients, GiveDire...
Posted by Against Malaria Foundation on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
The team at AMF is excited to share a number of updates on our recent progress.
We have signed an agreement with the Zambia Ministry of Health to fund 2.9 million nets for distribution in August 2017. This will be our first distribution in Zambia and will mean AMF is responsible for protecting a third of the population of the country with long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs). In tota...
Posted by Iodine Global Network on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Russia is the world’s largest country by territory, and it has a population of over 140 million. Spanning two continents and eleven time zones, it encompasses a vast geographic diversity within its borders. Endemic goiter has been reported in written records dating back centuries. Starting in the 1950s, a national program to control IDD in selected regions provided iodized salt to approximately 60% of the country’s population. But as ...