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Helen Keller International
 
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Cataract screening in Vietnam. Vitamin A Supplementation in Cambodia) ©HKI/Trevor Snap

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The Aquaya Institute >>>

Catholic Medical Mission Board >>>

Children's Aid Society >>>

The Fistula Foundation >>>

The Grameen Foundation >>>

Helen Keller International >>>

Mt. Sinai Hospital Adolescent Health Center >>>

Orbis International >>>

Partners In Health >>>

Village Healthworks >>>

Water Aid >>>

A Letter from the President of the Foundation >>>

Helen Keller International (www.HKI.org) was established in 1915, originally to help people blinded in the World War. A child goes blind every minute, an adult every five seconds, and today HKI combats the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition with simple, proven programs. HKI sponsors programs to treat cataracts, control river blindness (oncho-cerciasis) and trachoma, and diabetic retinopathy. HKI’s ChildSight program serves poor children with free screenings and eyeglasses. HKI has also developed a range of effective programs to combat malnutrition. Vitamin A deficiency is a major cause of childhood mortality and the leading cause of childhood blindness, and HKI distributes over 75 million Vitamin A capsules each year to poor children around the world, at a cost of about $1 per child per year. In addition, HKI has developed a successful Homestead Food Production program, at an average cost of just $9 per garden, which provides nutrition education, training, seedlings, starter animals and other resources to enable poor families to feed themselves and generate income through sales. HKI also helps children under two and their mothers with integrated nutrition programs.

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