Latest Updates

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March 7, 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016, marked World Lymphedema Day. Learn how HKI is helping more people manage the pain and discomfort from this often crippling disease.
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February 17, 2016
HKI's Stephanie Palmer, Program Manager for Integrated Control of NTDs, recently spoke with the Deseret News about the urgent need to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases, which impact many of the world's poorest communities.
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February 9, 2016
In 2015, with support of The New York Community Trust, HKI introduced a new version our ChildSight model provide New York City's homeless youth with much needed vision health services.
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January 29, 2016
HKI's Elizabeth Zehner, project director for the ARCH child feeding research project, weighs in on The Lancet breastfeeding series with "Spotlight on infant formula: coordinated global action needed."
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January 25, 2016
When Helen Keller International first introduced orange sweet potatoes into Nepal, the Nepali people were skeptical. While Nepali families do eat white-fleshed sweet potatoes, the orange variety was new to them. HKI, however, managed to change their minds. “[We] were able to demonstrate how quickly...
January 25, 2016
Revina Francis is a young single mother living in a small fishing village on Ukerewe Island in northwest Tanzania. She proudly maintains a plot of vitamin A-rich orange sweet potatoes, spinach and other leafy green vegetables. But it hasn’t always been easy. Just three years ago, she found herself...
December 30, 2015
When Sahr Gando, a miner and farmer living in Sierra Leone’s Kono District, contracted schistosomiasis, he found himself unable to work, due to the severe abdominal pain and other debilitating symptoms, and unable to support his family. Schistosomiasis, or snail fever, is a neglected tropical...
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December 14, 2015
New York Times personal health columnist Jane Brody features Helen Keller International's ChildSight® program in her latest "Well" blog.
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December 9, 2015
On Monday, December 7, 2015, The Chew’s Carla Hall visited HKI's ChildSight program at Covenant House in NYC where she helped homeless youth select frames for their new eyeglasses.
December 7, 2015
On Tuesday, December 1 — Giving Tuesday 2015 — Helen Keller International hosted a FRIENDraiser at SideBAR in New York City.