Helen Keller Intl is proud to announce that we have been rated a “Top Charity” this year by GiveWell for our lifesaving work to deliver vitamin A supplements to infants and children around the world.
GiveWell is an independent, nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details to help donors decide where to give. They conduct in-depth research to determine how much good a given program accomplishes per dollar spent, as well as the charity’s evidence of effectiveness, transparency, , and need for funding.
This is the fifth time Helen Keller has been recognized by GiveWell, with a “Very Strong Evidence of Impact” rating for our programs in vitamin A supplementation to prevent deficiency and eliminate malnutrition.
“We are honored to be one of only nine charities recognized for our low-cost, high-impact vitamin A work. Ensuring children receive critical micronutrients like vitamin A through age five help babies and children in some of the most vulnerable areas in our world build immunity and protect against disease,” says Helen Keller’s David Doledec, Regional Vitamin A Manager for Africa. “GiveWell’s recognition highlights the lifesaving work we’re engaged in and the impact of our approach.”
Vitamin A deficiency is a leading cause of blindness in children worldwide and, moreover, puts children at high risk of disease and death. Helen Keller delivers vitamin A as part of a holistic strategy to eliminate preventable vision loss, malnutrition, and diseases of poverty.
To learn more about our work with Vitamin A supplementation, read some of our stories from our staff on the front lines: