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July 1, 2015
Dr. Alfred Sommer, former HKI Medical Advisor August 3, 1999 …I was shown my first case of vitamin A deficiency, which in those days was only thought of as an eye disease, while I was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta. In East...
June 30, 2015
In one visit to the Tan Tuong village for bio-compost training, I met two young and brand new faces. They joined the training session attentively. I talked with them during the break, and they approached me and told me “We came here today to ask for your permission to participate in the project.”...
June 29, 2015
Suaahara works with all female community health volunteers (FCHVs) along with motivated field supervisors to promote key behaviors for “1,000 day” households including pregnant women, mothers of children under two years of age and their families. Mothers support each other as they try new behaviors...
June 26, 2015
Right now, our HKI-Bangladesh leaders are working to build awareness and action against blindness from diabetes. 382 million people worldwide have diabetes and 80% of them are living in the developing world, with blindness being just one of its potential threats. In Bangladesh, the diabetic...
June 26, 2015
I had never witnessed such palpable pride until I met a man who had benefited from a hydrocele operation. We were on a field trip in Burkina Faso with VIP visitors, monitoring the progress of the global project HKI is leading to treat and prevent trachoma and elephantitis. The itinerary included a...
June 26, 2015
Selinee Gonzalez is a shy sixth grader who lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn with her two sisters. She struggled to read notes on the board. "When I move to the front of the room, I can see better," she said. But Selinee isn't always able to sit in the front row which has caused her to struggle in...
June 26, 2015
Suchona Chakma lives in Nobin Chandra in the Khagrachari district of Bangladesh with her two daughters and husband . They do not have any land or a house of their own so they are living with another household. Her husband is a tenant farmer; he cultivates other peoples' land and gains 50% of the...
June 26, 2015
Nurturing Connections is an HKI designed project that grew out of our CHANGE Enhanced Homestead Food Production Program . It was first piloted in Bangladesh. It is the start of the rainy season in northeastern Côte d’Ivoire’s Boudi village, and laughter mingles with the thunderous drops of a sudden...
June 25, 2015
On May 26, 2015, HKI-Tanzania proudly participated in an event marking another step toward the elimination of trachoma in Africa. That sunny Tuesday saw the Mtwara Regional launch of the Trachoma SAFE Implementation Program funded by the UK Department for International Development and the Queen...
June 25, 2015
Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes, rich in Vitamin A , are a critical resource in our ongoing work to reduce malnutrition. 44% of preschoolers in the Sub-Saharan Africa are vitamin A deficient, putting them at much higher risk for blindness, illness and childhood death. Helen Keller International’s...

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