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Against Malaria Foundation Donate

Against Malaria Foundation

Against Malaria Foundation works to prevent the spread of malaria by distributing long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to susceptible populations in developing countries. AMF has been active in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and South America, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Read more >

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Carbon180 Donate

Carbon180

Carbon180 is a climate–focused nonprofit on a mission to fundamentally rethink carbon. The organization champions the development and implementation of carbon removal technologies and practices– a critical but relatively neglected component of achieving climate goals. It does this through research, policy development and advocacy and innovation support. Read more >

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Clean Air Task Force Donate

Clean Air Task Force

The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is an impact-focused non-profit that advocates for clean air policies. In addition, CATF promotes innovation in and adoption of neglected low-carbon technologies. Through policy change, technology innovation, and thought leadership, CATF drives impact to prevent catastrophic climate change through pragmatic solutions. Read more >

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Development Media International Donate

Development Media International

Development Media International runs large-scale media campaigns in low-income countries via radio, television, and mobile video. They work with local broadcasters to create informative and engaging programming that focuses on maternal and child health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, sexual reproductive health, and early childhood development. Read more >

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Equalize Health Donate

Equalize Health

Equalize Health designs and delivers affordable, innovative medical technologies that protect and transform the lives of the global poor. They recognize that health is a prerequisite to autonomy and self-sufficiency, and strive to address global health inequities. Read more >

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Evergreen Collaborative Donate

Evergreen Collaborative

Evergreen Collaborative is creating the blueprint to defeat the climate crisis and build a clean energy future through actionable, ambitious policy proposals. Evergreen Collaborative seeks to influence Congress, the Executive Branch, and federal agencies through direct work with Hill offices and by coordinating with a wide coalition of other environmental groups. The organization was founded by former staffers of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s 2020 presidential campaign. Read more >

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Evidence Action Donate

Evidence Action

Evidence Action operates three main initiatives. Dispensers for Safe Water installs and maintains chlorine dispensers in rural Africa. The Deworm the World Initiative partners with governments in India, Nigeria, and Pakistan school-based deworming programs. And Evidence Action’s Accelerator drives new program development, testing and refining high-potential, cost-effective interventions. Read more >

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Fistula Foundation Donate

Fistula Foundation

Fistula Foundation is the global leader in treating obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury that leaves women incontinent, humiliated, and often shunned by their communities. In addition to covering direct surgery costs, Fistula Foundation also supports training surgeons, equipping facilities, grassroots community outreach, and holistic post-surgery reintegration. Read more >

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The Fred Hollows Foundation Donate

The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation is a leading international development organisation with a vision for a world where no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 2.5 million people around the world and has supported programs to deliver more than 200 million doses of antibiotics for trachoma. They work with communities to improve their own eye health through life-changing surgeries and treatments, training doctors and health workers and pushing for change at all levels. Read more >

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GiveDirectly Donate

GiveDirectly

GiveDirectly provides unconditional cash transfers using cell phone technology to some of the world’s poorest people, as well as refugees, urban youth, and disaster victims. They also are currently running a historic Universal Basic Income initiative, delivering a basic income to 20,000+ people in Kenya in a 12-year study. Read more >

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GAIN’s Salt Iodization Program Donate

GAIN’s Salt Iodization Program

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition's (GAIN’s) mission is to increase the consumption of nutritious foods among vulnerable populations, especially women, girls, and children. They work to strengthen food systems — particularly salt iodization — by building partnerships between governments, the private sector, and communities to design and implement effective and sustainable nutrition programs. The specific program that The Life You Can Save recommends is GAIN's Salt Iodization program Read more >

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Helen Keller International Donate

Helen Keller International

Helen Keller International’s Vitamin A Supplementation programs provide critical nutrition to children around the world at-risk for vitamin A deficiency — a condition that can lead to blindness and death. Read more >

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Innovations for Poverty Action Donate

Innovations for Poverty Action

IPA is a global research and policy nonprofit that leads the field of development in cutting-edge research quality and innovation. IPA tests promising ideas across contexts and along the path to scale, shares findings with the right people at the right time, and equips partners to use data and evidence to improve lives. With a long-term presence in 22 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, IPA is able to build long-term relationships with key decision-makers, whose questions and needs drive its research. Since its founding in 2002, IPA’s research has led to better programs and policies that have impacted hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Read more >

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Iodine Global Network Donate

Iodine Global Network

The Iodine Global Network is the leading global organization supporting the elimination of iodine deficiency, the most common cause of brain damage in newborns. IGN supports healthy iodine nutrition in virtually every country of the world through a safe, effective, and affordable solution: iodized salt. Read more >

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Living Goods Donate

Living Goods

Living Goods supports and trains local community health workers in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Uganda, the majority of whom are women, to deliver lifesaving medicines, health education, diagnoses, and health products to millions of people who need them. They focus especially on preventing and treating the leading causes of child deaths. Read more >

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Malaria Consortium Donate

Malaria Consortium

Malaria Consortium delivers programs that protect the poorest and most marginalized children in Africa and Asia from a range of deadly diseases, including malaria and pneumonia. We recommend their Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) project in particular. SMC is an extremely cost-effective and evidence-based way of protecting children under 5 from malaria. Read more >

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New Incentives Donate

New Incentives

New Incentives educates caregivers about the importance of vaccinating children and disburses cash incentives that are conditional on infants receiving four life-saving vaccines, which are provided through government clinics free of charge. New Incentives also works with government partners to improve vaccine supply. There is strong evidence that their program leads to more children being immunized from life-threatening but vaccine–preventable diseases. Read more >

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One Acre Fund Donate

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund helps smallholder African farmers boost productivity by delivering a bundle of services directly to their doorsteps, including start-up financing, high-quality farming inputs, agricultural training, and market facilitation to help maximize profits. These tools help farmers increase their yield per acre, sales, and household income. Read more >

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Oxfam Donate

Oxfam

We fight inequality to end poverty and injustice. Oxfam offers lifesaving support in times of crisis and advocates for economic justice, gender equality, and climate action. We demand equal rights and equal treatment so that everyone can thrive, not just survive. The future is equal. Join us. Read more >

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Population Services International Donate

Population Services International

Population Services International helps women live healthier and plan the families they desire. A large part of PSI’s work focuses on sexual and reproductive health and contraception, but they also are involved with HIV, malaria, water, sanitation and hygiene, and non-communicable diseases including diabetes, hypertension, and cervical cancer. Read more >

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Sanku – Project Healthy Children Donate

Sanku – Project Healthy Children

Sanku - Project Healthy Children's mission is to provide children everywhere with the simple, inexpensive, basic nutritional support they require to survive and thrive. Sanku - PHC focuses on achieving wide micronutrient coverage for at-risk communities in Africa and beyond. Read more >

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SCI Foundation Donate

SCI Foundation

SCI Foundation, formerly the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI), works with Ministries of Health and Education in sub-Saharan African countries to support programs controlling and eliminating two types of parasitic worm infections: schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. The majority of programs treat school-aged children, but can also include at-risk adults. Read more >

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Seva Foundation Donate

Seva Foundation

Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization. Their mission is to transform lives and strengthen communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness. Seva works with underserved communities in more than 20 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Read more >

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Village Enterprise Donate

Village Enterprise

Village Enterprise equips the extreme poor in Africa with resources to start sustainable businesses through a four-part program: entrepreneurship training, a cash grant, business mentoring, and a savings group. There is strong evidence that this leads to a significant and persistent increase in income. Read more >

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Zusha! Donate

Zusha!

The Zusha! road safety campaign is a cost-effective intervention proven to reduce road accidents and save lives. Stickers placed inside of public service vehicles encourage and empower passengers to speak up directly to their drivers against dangerous driving. This successful program is scaling up throughout Kenya and is being tested in other parts of Africa. Read more >

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