• The Story of Daniel Shungu

    Dec 18, 2017
    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. Well, do to some unforeseen circumstances his life plan changed and he ended up staying in the United States for the next 55 years. But, in 2004 a pleasant surprise led him to an early retirement and the ability to bring his expertise back to the DRC.
    Greg Porter
  • GiveWell: Our top charities for giving season 2017

    Nov 28, 2017
    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.
  • His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Launches Reaching the Last Mile Fund to Raise $100 Million

    Nov 15, 2017
    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, launched the Reaching the Last Mile Fund to raise US$100 million with the aim of eradicating, eliminating, and controlling preventable diseases that hinder the health and economic prospects of the world’s poorest people.
  • It Calmed My Spirit (part six)

    Nov 10, 2017
    The serendipitous nature of some surgeries – being in the right place at the right time to hear about the opportunity – underscores the importance of intensive outreach to identify those in need.I recently visited Mali’s Ségou Region and had the opportunity to talk with six men who had benefited from life-changing hydrocele surgery over the past couple of years.
    John Uniack Davis
  • SMS campaign used to bring awareness about NTDs in Zimbabwe

    Nov 02, 2017
    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.