Announcing Good Ventures Grant to the Deworm the World Initiative
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Announcing Good Ventures Grant to the Deworm the World Initiative

We are very proud and grateful for the recent grant of $10.8 million to our Deworm the World Initiative from Good Ventures. 

Good Ventures supported GiveWell’s “top charities” for the 2015 giving season, and we are honored to be part of this exemplary group of organizations.

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New Ways of Reducing Early Childhood Diarrhea (aka: Do Poop Charts Work?)
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New Ways of Reducing Early Childhood Diarrhea (aka: Do Poop Charts Work?)

Despite the availability of inexpensive and easy-to-use technologies and simple behaviors that can prevent diarrhea, it kills more than half a million children a year, predominantly in the developing world. More troubling still, social scientists have found it challenging to get high adoption rates and maintain participation amongst poor households, even when the technology is provided free. 

In a randomized controlled trial in Karachi, Pakistan, I test the hypothesis that perhaps families need tools that clearly demonstrate the impact of health interventions – in this case, chlorine tablets for water purification.

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