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IPA Studies Subsidies, Information, and Children’s Healthcare in Mali
Reducing child mortality is a high priority for many governments, but policymakers disagree about how to fund children’s healthcare. While charging fees may prevent poor families from accessing care, subsidizing care may lead to overuse and wasted resources. Innovations for Poverty Action worked with researchers to investigate the impact of subsidies and health worker visits on use of healthcare among young children in Mali. JUNE 0...
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New Ted Talk by One Acre Fund's Andrew Youn
One Acre Fund is thrilled to share the news that our founder Andrew Youn's TED talk is live. In this talk, Andrew discusses 3 practical strategies we can take to end extreme poverty—and makes the case for putting farmers first in this fight.
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Possible's Mark Arnoldy shares a Chinese restaurant memory for Peter's birthday
A year before #GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as an antidote to the consumerism of the post-Thanksgiving season, I met Peter Singer for noodles at a humble Chinese restaurant in Manhattan. I pursued a conversation with Peter because his moral philosophy inspired my ongoing imperfect pursuit to become a vegetarian, and his views on giving have deepened my commitment to build an organization that delivers high-quality, low-cost healthcare to...
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GAIN--New Gates Report Shows 466 Million More Protected From Iodine Deficiency
A new report shows that GAIN's Universal Salt Iodization Partnership Project efforts with UNICEF has protected an additional 466 million people against iodine deficiency. This includes approximately 18.2 million pregnant and lactating women, leading to the protection of newborn cognitive health, as well as 113 million children, aged 6 months to 15 years old who are no longer at risk of ID's debilitating effects. To read more about GAIN's i...
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PSI's Maverick Collective Ignites New Philanthropy Model
At the recent Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, PSI launched its new Maverick Collective, which is igniting a new model of engagement for philanthropists. In 2012, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited India as part of her work advocating for girls and women. It was there that she reconnected with Kate Roberts, PSI’s senior vice president of Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy, after visi...
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Fred Hollows Foundation--New global trachoma data reveals the end is in sight!
An ambitious global mapping project has revealed it would cost about US$1 billion to eliminate blinding trachoma by 2020, of which US$200-300 million has already been committed, as reported to the annual meeting of GET2020 (Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020) international conference in Sydney in April. The conference, hosted by the Fred Hollows Foundation, had about 160 attendees from more than 50 countries.  ...
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ONE ACRE FUND Expands smallholder farmer services to Malawi and Uganda
In May,  One Acre Fund, a nonprofit agriculture organization that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to increase their incomes and food security, announced the official opening of its Malawi and Uganda operations. Malawi and Uganda began as pilots in 2013 and 2014 respectively. One Acre Fund now serves 400,000 smallholder farmers—with an estimated two million people in those households—across E...
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DEVELOPMENT MEDIA INTERNATIONAL Creating radio spots for family planning – Why we sent our scriptwriters to live in a village for a week
DMI have been working in Burkina Faso for over five years.  We recruited a diverse team from across the country, which is fluent in over 6 of Burkina Faso’s many local languages. So we are fairly confident that we know the country and its people well – and yet when we started doing research to inform our family planning campaign, we realized that every campaign is different and that we still have a lot to learn.   For examp...
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Louis C.K. Plays Jeopardy! for Fistula Foundation
On May 18, Emmy Award-winning writer, comedian, actor and Fistula Foundation champion Louis C.K. will compete on a Power Players edition of Jeopardy! If he wins, the $50,000 top prize will be donated to Fistula Foundation. Taped in Washington D.C., the show will air during Jeopardy! Power Players Week, featuring an impressive roster of influential journalists, commentators, and newsmakers, such as CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, ...
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Providing 6,000+ Kenyans with basic income
This year, GiveDirectly will begin paying everyone in multiple villages in East Africa a regular income that's enough to meet their most basic needs, and keep doing so for more than ten years. But to launch the project, we need your help. If you do decide to donate to support this trial, at a minimum your money will help shift the life trajectories of thousands of low-income households. At best, it will change how the world thinks about ending po...
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