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January 26, 2017
"I was afraid to go outside. I rarely socialized.” Christine Korogo describes the effects of trachoma, an infectious bacterial eye disease.
January 26, 2017
Even with new glasses Hoang Thi Lan couldn't see very well. HKI helped makes things clearer.
December 30, 2016
Mothers served by a program called Suaahara (“Good Nutrition”) have seen remarkable gains for their children and themselves. They grow so many vegetables that they no longer need to use precious funds to buy them.
December 14, 2016
Trained as a community health worker by HKI, Diaketé Toumany must quickly diagnose symptoms of acute malnutrition in the rural village of Bougouroun, Guinea.
December 14, 2016
Breaking the cycle of poverty in rural communities is difficult, but it can begin with a spade breaking the soil.
October 20, 2016
A nutrition textbook written with the help of many HKI experts has been “highly commended” in the public health category of the British Medical Association Book Awards. The award was announced on September 7, 2016, at BMA House in London at an annual ceremony recognizing excellence in medical...
October 17, 2016
Many people don’t realize that diabetes affects the eyes. But if you have diabetes and are blind to this truth you could lose your sight. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication many with diabetes face, particularly if the disease is not well managed. Chronically high blood sugar can damage small...
October 13, 2016
Across the globe, there are 200 million people at risk of trachoma, a preventable, blinding infectious disease. More than three million people are in need of immediate surgery to avoid blindness due to trichiasis, a manifestation of trachoma that causes eyelashes to turn inward, scraping the cornea...
October 4, 2016
During the annual United Nations General Assembly this September, social action platform Global Citizen and socially responsible retailer TOMS rallied New York City to build a better tomorrow through a Community Action Hub. Helen Keller International was proud to participate in The Power of...
September 30, 2016
Socially responsible retailer TOMS is best known for shoes, but their “One for One” philosophy also extends to glasses. For every pair of sunglasses purchased, money is donated to one of their Sight Giving Partners to restore the sight of a person in need. One of their employees recently blogged...