Helen Keller International

As of MarchMay 2022, GiveWell estimates that HKI can deliver a vitamin A supplement at a cost of about $1, and that a donation to HKI's VAS program has an average cost-effectiveness of $3,000 per life saved.[2][3][4] (The cost of distributing vitamin supplements is much lower than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive supplementation would otherwise have died from conditions related to vitamin deficiency, and because of other factors.)[5]

HKI's VAS program has been a GiveWell top-rated charity since 2017, and its cost-effectiveness is estimated to be in the same range as GiveWell's other priority programs.[2] As of May 2022, HKI has received over $31 million in funding from Open Philanthropy,[6] and is also featured in The Life You Can Save's list of "best charities".[6]7]

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    Helen Keller International (2021) 2020 annual report, Helen Keller International.

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    GiveWell (2021) Our top charities, GiveWell, November.

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    GiveWell (2021) How we produce impact estimates, GiveWell, November.

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    Open Philanthropy (2022) Grants database, Open Philanthropy.

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    The Life You Can Save (2021) Best charities, The Life You Can Save.

As of December 2021,March 2022, GiveWell estimates that HKI can deliver a vitamin A supplement at a cost of about $1, and that a donation to HKI's VAS program has an average cost-effectiveness of $3,000 per life saved.[2][3][4] (The cost of distributing vitamin supplements is much lower than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive supplementation would otherwise have died from conditions related to vitamin deficiency, and because of other factors.)[5]

HKI carries out over 120 programs in 21 countries around the world, including cataract surgery, vision correction, screening and treatment for diabetic retinopathy, distribution of treatments and cures for neglected tropical diseases, maternal and child nutrition education, and community-based management of acute malnutrition (Helen Keller International 2021a).[1] Charity evaluators within the effective altruism community have largely focused on HKI's vitamin A supplementation (VAS) program, which distributes vitamin A supplements in sub-Saharan Africa.

As of December 2021, GiveWell estimates that HKI can deliver a vitamin A supplement at a cost of about $1, and that a donation to HKI's VAS program has an average cost-effectiveness of $3,000 per life saved (GiveWell 2021a; GiveWell 2021b; GiveWell 2021c). (Thesaved.[2][3][4] (The cost of distributing vitamin supplements is much lower than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive supplementation would otherwise have died from conditions related to vitamin deficiency, and because of other factors (GiveWell 2020d).factors.)[5]

HKI's VAS program has been a GiveWell top-rated charity since 2017, and its cost-effectiveness is estimated to be in the same range as GiveWell's other priority programs (GiveWell 2021a).programs.[2] HKI is also featured in The Life You Can Save's list of "best charities" (The Life You Can Save 2021).[6]

BibliographyFurther reading

GiveWell (2021a) Helen Keller International’s Vitamin A Supplementation Program, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell (2021b) Our top charities, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell (2021c) 2021 GiveWell cost-effectiveness analysis — version 3, GiveWell, July 6.

GiveWell (2021d) How we produce impact estimates, GiveWell, November.

Helen Keller International (2021a) 2020 annual report, Helen Keller International.

Helen Keller International (2021b)(2021) About us, Helen Keller International.

Sánchez, Sebastián (2021) Timeline of Helen Keller International, Timelines Wiki.

The Life You Can Save (2021) Best charities, The Life You Can Save.

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    Helen Keller International (2021) 2020 annual report, Helen Keller International.

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    GiveWell (2021) Our top charities, GiveWell, November.

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    GiveWell (2021) How we produce impact estimates, GiveWell, November.

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As of SeptemberDecember 2021, GiveWell estimates that HKI can deliver a vitamin A supplement at a cost of about $1, and that a donation in the rangeto HKI's VAS program has an average cost-effectiveness of $3000–$5000 is expected to save the$3,000 per life of a child under fivesaved (GiveWell 2020a;2021a; GiveWell 2020b)2021b; GiveWell 2021c). (The cost of distributing vitamin supplements is much lower than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive supplementation would otherwise have died from conditions related to vitamin deficiency, and because of other factors (GiveWell 2020c)2020d).)

HKI's VAS program has been a GiveWell top-rated charity since 2017, and its cost-effectiveness is estimated to be in the same range as GiveWell's other priority programs (GiveWell 2021)2021a). HKI is also featured in The Life You Can Save's list of "best charities" (The Life You Can Save 2021).

GiveWell (2020a)(2021a) Helen Keller International’s vitaminVitamin A supplementation programSupplementation Program, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell (2020b)(2021b) Our top charities, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell (2020c) Sources for Top Charities page, GiveWell, November (updated April 2021).

GiveWell (2021)(2021c) 2021 GiveWell cost-effectiveness analysis — version 13, GiveWell, May 5.July 6.

GiveWell (2021d) How we produce impact estimates, GiveWell, November.

HKI carries out over 120 programs in 21 countries around the world, including cataract surgery, vision correction, screening and treatment for diabetic retinopathy, distribution of treatments and cures for neglected tropical diseases, maternal and child nutrition education, and community-based management of acute malnutrition (Helen Keller International 2021a). Charity evaluators within the effective altruism community have largely focused on HKI's vitamin A supplementation (VAS) program, which distributes vitamin A supplements in sub-Saharan Africa. 

HKI carries out over 120 programs in 21 countries around the worldworld, including cataract surgery, vision correction, screening and treatment for diabetic retinopathy, distribution of treatments and cures for neglected tropical diseases, maternal and child nutrition education, and community-based management of acute malnutrition (Helen Keller International 2021a). Charity evaluators within the effective altruism community have largely focusfocused on HKI's vitamin A supplementation (VAS) program, which distributes vitamin A supplements in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Helen Keller International (HKI) is ana nonprofit organization focused on eliminating preventable vision loss, poverty-related health problems,preventing blindness and neglected diseases.reducing malnutrition.

HKI carries out over 120 programs in 21 countries around the world (Helen Keller International 2021a). Charity evaluators within the effective altruism community have largely focus on HKI's vitamin A supplementation (VAS) programprogram, which distributes vitamin A supplements throughoutin sub-Saharan Africa. 

Evaluation

As of JuneSeptember 2021, GiveWell estimates that HKI can deliver a vitamin A supplement at a cost of about $1, and that a donation in the range of $3000–$5000 is expected to save the life of a child under five (GiveWell 2020a; GiveWell 2020b). (The cost of distributing vitamin supplements is much lower than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive supplementation would otherwise have died from conditions related to vitamin deficiency, and because of other factors (GiveWell 2020c).)

Evaluation

Helen Keller International (2021a) 2020 annual report, Helen Keller International.

Helen Keller International (2021b) About us, Helen Keller International.

Sánchez, Sebastián (2021) Timeline of Helen Keller International, Timelines Wiki.

Helen Keller International (HKI) is an organization focused on eliminating preventable vision loss, poverty-related health problems,problems, and neglected diseases.

global health and development | global poverty | micronutrient programs

Helen Keller International (HKI) is an organization focused on eliminating preventable vision loss, poverty-related health problems, and neglected diseases.

HKI's vitamin A supplementation (VAS) programmeprogram distributes vitamin A supplements throughout sub-Saharan Africa. As of June 2021, GiveWell estimates that HKI can deliver a vitamin A supplement at a cost of about $1, and that a donation in the range of $3000–$5000 is expected to save the life of a child under five (GiveWell 2020a; GiveWell 2020b). (The cost of distributing vitamin supplements is much lower than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive supplementation would otherwise have died from conditions related to vitamin deficiency, and because of other factors (GiveWell 2020c).)

Helen Keller International is an organization focused on eliminating preventable vision loss, poverty-poverty-related health problems,problems, and neglected diseases. Its Vitamin

HKI's vitamin A supplementation (VAS) programme is recommended bydistributes vitamin A supplements throughout sub-Saharan Africa. As of June 2021, GiveWell estimates that HKI can deliver a vitamin A supplement at a cost of about $1, and that a donation in the range of $3000–$5000 is expected to save the life of a child under five (GiveWell 2020a; GiveWell 2020b). (The cost of distributing vitamin supplements is much lower than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive supplementation would otherwise have died from conditions related to vitamin deficiency, and because of other factors (GiveWell 2020c).)

HKI's VAS program has been a GiveWell top-rated charity since 2017, and its cost-effectiveness is estimated to be in the same range as GiveWell's other priority programs (GiveWell 2021). HKI is also featured in The Life You Can Save's list of "best charities" (The Life You Can Save 2021).

BibliograpyBibliography

GiveWell (2020)(2020a) Helen Keller International’s vitamin A supplementation program, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell (2020b) Our top charities, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell (2020c) Sources for Top Charities page, GiveWell, November (updated April 2021).

GiveWell (2021) 2021 GiveWell cost-effectiveness analysis — version 1, GiveWell, May 5.

The Life You Can Save (2021) Best charities, The Life You Can Save.

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global health | global poverty | micronutrient programs

Helen Keller International is an organization focused on eliminating preventable vision loss, poverty-related health problems, and neglected diseases. Its Vitamin A supplementation programme is recommended by GiveWell.

Bibliograpy

GiveWell (2020) Helen Keller International’s vitamin A supplementation program, GiveWell, November.

External links

Helen Keller International. Official website.