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Overcoming COVID-19’s challenges to prioritize children’s health

For families who live in places where nutritious foods — along with basic healthcare — are out of reach even

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Cultivating a Coffee Culture in Bangladesh

Zing Pian Bawm now grows coffee to earn money for her family Nestled in Bangladesh’s hill tract region, the Bandarban

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The courage to imagine a life unencumbered by the burden of trachoma

For most of his life, Ibrahim had a hard time imagining his future. Unknown to him, Ibrahim was experiencing severe

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Jorge Valdez Shares Strategies for Safe Back-to-School Vision Screenings

With vaccination rates up and COVID-19 cases down, many school districts are looking to fully return to the classroom after

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Esther Njeri: Vitamin A Supplementation in Western Kenya

For years, Helen Keller has partnered with local caregivers in Kenya to provide vitamin A supplements to children. A superpower for children’s sight and health, Vitamin A is instrumental in developing clear vision and a healthy immune system. Among those working tirelessly to ensure children have access to good nutrition is Esther Njeri, a programs manager with Helen Keller.

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New Potential for Malnourished Children in Northern Nigeria

Adama, one of almost 2000 Nigerian children screened in just two months, was found to be severely malnourished with complication. A new future came just in time, as she received critical, life-saving medical intervention at health centers partnering with Helen Keller.

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Growing nutritious food – and community – in northern Nigeria

In northern Nigerian communities, Helen Keller’s agricultural training programs have a dual outcome: not only do they increase awareness of critical nutrition practices, they also empower girls and women – who represent a majority of program participants.

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Indra Kshetri: Delivering Critical Health Interventions for Children in Nepal

36% of all Nepalese children suffer from chronic malnutrition, with a staggering 1 in 10 experiencing it severely. Indra Kshetri and Helen Keller’s Nepal team are committed to improving the lives of the vulnerable by combating the causes and consequences of poor health and malnutrition.

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Almond Miller sits with a recipient of Helen Keller's vision services

Almond Miller: Saving Sight during the Pandemic in Fort Worth, Texas

Almond Miller, regional manager for Helen Keller Intl’s US Vision Program relocated with her family to Fort Worth during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic to build out the state’s vision screening infrastructure.

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Looking Bravely: The power of a simple pair of eyeglasses

Kindal Adams of our New Jersey vision program shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up new opportunities to reach communities in need.

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