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Helen Keller International

The Nutrition for Growth Summit One Year Later: Big Plans Require Bigger Investment in Local Capacity

Kathy Spahn | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

If we fail to start making more meaningful investment in this kind of capacity development now, we may well find ourselves still struggling with inadequate health systems and limited human resource capacity not only come 2020, but 20 years down the road and beyond.

This Mother's Day, Let's Bring More Women to the Table Through Economic Empowerment

Kathy Spahn | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

When we give impoverished women a place at the global table of economic development, we take a firm stand in decreasing rates of child mortality and fostering health and prosperity in the developing world. This is something that is well worth celebrating on Mother's Day and supporting all year round.

The True Cost of Poor Vision

Kathy Spahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

This World Sight Day, I encourage everyone to support eye health programs benefiting those in the U.S. and around the world so that we can eliminate this unnecessary and costly barrier to education, economic growth and a better quality of life for all.

A Special Birthday Wish for Helen Keller

Kathy Spahn | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

Achieving the elimination of blinding trachoma in 2015 in Mali and Niger will reinforce the promise of global elimination for 2020 and can save the sight of thousands of children and adults. It can also serve as one of the greatest tributes to Helen Keller's legacy the world has ever seen.

Checking in on the Human Yardstick

Victoria Quinn | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Victoria Quinn

What more do we need to do to make the elimination of child undernutrition an urgent goal not just for child survival but also for national economic development?

Fight Malnutrition by Empowering Mothers Around the World

Kathy Spahn | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgMalnutrition remains one of the world's most pervasive problems, especially for women and children. While it is our mothers from whom we receive our first nourishment, there are many who are unable to provide this adequately due to their own poor nutrition.

World Sight Day: A See Change

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact
Stephan B. Tanda

Given the tremendous personal, economic and societal loss that occurs as a consequence of preventable blindness, it is unacceptable that more is not being done.