1. Tohomina: Fighting Malnutrition in Bangladesh

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    • Tohomina: Fighting malnutrition in Bangladesh

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      Tohomina Akter dreams of the day her 17-month-old daughter, Adia, will a doctor. But only by keeping Adia healthy and nourished in their town of Barisal, Bangladesh, will this dream ever become a reality. Across the world, women are often the key to ensuring children under age two eat properly. Bangladesh's support for moms has improved the country's rate of child stunting - short height due to malnutrition - from 55% in 2001 to 41% in 2011. Child malnutrition that results in stunting is one of many issues targeted by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Visit www.HungerReport.org to learn more about the world's progress in achieving MDGs and what comes next. ++++++++++ Video, photography and editing: Laura Elizabeth Pohl Audio: Molly Marsh Music: Pasqualino Ubaldini Special thanks to Helen Keller International and BRAC

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      • Brian Williams at Spirit of Helen Keller Gala

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        At the 2012 Spirit of Helen Keller Gala, Brian Williams shared a story about his late father, Gordon Williams, who met HKI's co-founder, Helen Keller, when they worked together rehabilitating soldiers blinded during World War II.

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        • Homestead Food Production

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          Helen Keller International’s Homestead Food Production program provides poor women with year-round gardens to grow micronutrient-rich fruits and vegetables and small farms for raising poultry and livestock. HKI provides the seeds and seedlings, technical support, and nutrition education to help female farmers produce food year-round and understand which foods provide which nutrients.

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          • Empowering Women through Homestead Food Production

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            Helen Keller International's Homestead Food Production (HFP) program helps families improve their nutritional status and increase their income by creating year-round gardens with micronutrient-rich fruits and vegetables and small farms for raising poultry and livestock. Agricultural training and inputs as well as nutrition education is provided to the farmers, who are usually women. The program also includes a component to raise awareness about gender roles that involves community leaders as well as the husbands of the participating women.

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            • Diabetic Retinopathy

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              Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide and is a frequent cause of new cases of blindness among adults ages 20-74. Helen Keller International and our partners are initiating a program to improve access to, and long-term compliance with, Diabetic Retinopathy treatment and care among the urban poor in Bangladesh and Indonesia by establishing a collaborative network to identify and refer Diabetic Retinopathy cases, provide high quality treatment, and keep patients in the healthcare system once identified.

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              • HKI on ABC World News

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                On Thanksgiving, November 24, 2011 ABC's World News aired a segment about Helen Keller International's orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) program in Burkina Faso. The piece shows how HKI encourages local gardeners to plant and consume vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes to improve their health.

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                • Vitamin A Supplementation

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                  Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) is the number one cause of childhood blindness; it also compromises the immune system, which, in turn, increases the risk of death from diseases such as malaria, measles and diarrhea. Helen Keller International works to deliver sight-and life-saving vitamin A to children under 5 and postpartum mothers. Vitamin A Supplementation is considered to be the most cost-effective intervention to save the sight and lives of children; the total cost of delivering the vitamin A is just $1.00 per child per year!

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                  • Gender Education in Bangladesh (French)

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                    • Trachoma

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                      Helen Keller International works to control the blinding disease, trachoma, by implementing the WHO-endorsed SAFE strategy (Surgery-Antibiotics-Face cleanliness-Environmental improvements). We also train surgeons and nurses to perform the simple surgical procedure to correct trichiasis, the blinding stage of trachoma, which has a success rate of 80%.

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