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The Story of Daniel Shungu

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Daniel Shungu first came to the United States in 1962 from the Democratic Republic of Congo. His plan was not to stay in America for the rest of his life, but to get an education and return to the DRC with skills that would help people in his country. However, his life plan changed and…

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Child receiving medicine in line for deworming

GiveWell: Our top charities for giving season 2017

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Originally published on GiveWell This year, we added two new top charities, Evidence Action’s No Lean Season program and Helen Keller International’s vitamin A supplementation program, and retained our seven top charities from 2016. We also added Evidence Action’s Dispensers for Safe Water program to our list of standout charities. We recommend that donors give to…

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It Calmed My Spirit (part six)

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By John Uniack Davis, Regional Director, West Africa, Helen Keller International The government and people of Mali are confronted with many challenges as they fight to pull the country out of poverty.  Everyday, challenges of making a living and caring for one’s family are even more difficult for those suffering from a disfiguring and disabling…

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Child receiving medicine.

SMS campaign used to bring awareness about NTDs in Zimbabwe

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Millions of people in Zimbabwe received text messages informing them about ongoing mass drug administration (MDA) programs for NTDs as part of a partnership between Econet Wireless, Higherlife Foundation, the END Fund, and the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Care. The Ministry of Health and Child Care launched its 6th MDA campaign for 2017 on…

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It Calmed My Spirit (part four)

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By John Uniack Davis, Regional Director for West Africa at Helen Keller International The government and people of Mali are confronted with many challenges as they fight to pull the country out of poverty.  Everyday, challenges of making a living and caring for one’s family are even more difficult for those suffering from a disfiguring…

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It Calmed My Spirit (part five)

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By John Uniack Davis, Regional Director, West Africa, Helen Keller International The government and people of Mali are confronted with many challenges as they fight to pull the country out of poverty.  Everyday, challenges of making a living and caring for one’s family are even more difficult for those suffering from a disfiguring and disabling neglected tropical…

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Working on Neglected Diseases in a Neglected Country

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While Yemen remains embroiled in a civil war, Dhekra Annuzaili, a program manager at the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, continues to work on programs to provide treatment to people at risk for neglected tropical diseases. Working in Yemen was difficult before the civil war started, but now there are large internally displaced populations, high rates of…

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It Calmed My Spirit (part three)

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By John Uniack Davis, Regional Director for West Africa at Helen Keller International The government and people of Mali are confronted with many challenges as they fight to pull the country out of poverty.  Everyday, challenges of making a living and caring for one’s family are even more difficult for those suffering from a disfiguring…

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Soap: For More Than Just Handwashing

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By Molly Anderson, Programs Associate, The END Fund The International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) distributed 20,000 bars of soap and thousands of leaflets in June to health professionals from targeted health centers in Ethiopia to disperse to communities. The END Fund provided support through IOCC to the existing morbidity management program of lymphoedema associated with…

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Season 2 Premiere

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In the season two premiere of the Listening Tour, we speak with three different people about that specific moment when they decided to work in the global neglected tropical disease field. We hear stories from Teshome Gebre (regional director for Africa at the International Trachoma Initiative), Bill Simmons (President of the American Leprosy Missions) and…

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