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A girl at Funzi Island Primary School receives a dose of vitamin A supplementation as her classmates look on

Health Workers Go the Extra Mile to Reach Every Child in Kenya

Not even an intense fear of water can stop a committed nutritionist, Sharmilla Kassim, from journeying by speedboat to deliver healthcare to children on a remote island.

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Looking Bravely: Turning Challenges into Opportunities in Nigeria

We spoke to Helen Keller Intl’s Country Director in Nigeria about the COVID-19 crisis, other challenges, and the power of hope.

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Nourishing Children for Life in Mozambique

Meet four residents of a rural village in northern Mozambique whose volunteer service holds the potential to transform their own and fellow community members’ lives.

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Tonya Suer smiling, stands next to a student wearing glasses from Helen Keller

Looking Bravely: COVID-19 and Vision Care in New York City Schools

Tonya Suer, New York Vision Program Manager, discusses how “stay-at-home” measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 will affect children’s ability not only to see, but also to learn.

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Cote d’Ivoire: Local “Vitamin A Heroes” Face Major New Obstacle to Saving Children’s Lives

For the past three years, community health volunteer, Moriame Sidibé, has served her community by going door to door to administer lifesaving vitamin A supplementation to children during biyearly campaigns. Now, the threat of Covid-19 has dramatically changed the landscape.

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A baby receives a dose of Vitamin A

Helen Keller Intl Issues Guidance for Delivery of Lifesaving Vitamin A in COVID-19 Crisis

Mass door-to-door health campaigns could inadvertently spread COVID-19 infections and put children and health workers at risk. Helen Keller Intl and partners have issued guidance to governments for safe delivery of vitamin A supplementation programs during the pandemic.

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A mother and child in Bangladesh

The Power of Community: Our Response to COVID-19

Our top priorities are to safeguard our staff and the people we serve; to save lives through our existing health programs and partnerships; and to strengthen long-term resilience in affected communities.

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Mothers and Young Children

COVID-19: Helen Keller Intl Safeguarding the Most Vulnerable People

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate, Helen Keller Intl is taking immediate action to respond urgently, effectively, and compassionately.

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International Women’s Day 2020: Sisterhood Transforms Lives in Nepal

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we are proud to share a report highlighting progress in our efforts not only to prevent malnutrition among vulnerable children, but also to improve the status of women.

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Helen Keller Intl Welcomes New Senior Leaders

Helen Keller International is excited to welcome three new senior leaders to our global team whose track records for delivering results will help drive long-term success.

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