Evidence Action runs several programs, including the following:
The Deworm the World Initiative
Recognized as a GiveWell top-rated charity each year since 2013, the Deworm the World Initiative partners with governments to develop and implement national, school-based deworming programs to treat children for parasitic worm infection. This results in treatment coverage of over 280 million children each year, at an average cost of less than $0.50 USD per treatment per child. Deworming improves health, education, and long-term productivity as children grow into adults.
Dispensers for Safe Water
Dispensers for Safe Water provides over four million people in low-income countries with free and reliable access to safe water. In 2017, GiveWell recognized the program as one of its standout charities. Dispensers for Safe Water installs free-of-charge chlorine dispensers near community water points, allowing individuals to disperse a pre-measured amount of chlorine into their jerrycans, keeping water safe for two to three days. The program costs around $1.24 USD per person, per year.
Please note: At this time RC Forward is no longer accepting donations for No Lean Season program, due to updated recommendations from both GiveWell and Evidence Action.
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