Salt of the earth: Iodination saves lives in Tanzania

A pinch of salt adds zest to food, but more importantly still, it can mean the difference between health and ill-health, a low IQ versus high, fatigue versus en... Read more >

Finding good homes for 180+ dosifiers

Sanku uses an innovative business model and technology to enable small mills to add vital nutrients to staple foods. Our fortification technology (the Sanku dosifier) was specifically designed for small mills and adds precise levels of nutrients into flour during processing. We offset the cost of nutrients by bulk buying empty pink flour bags, which we sell to our partner mills at the market rate. The margin from our flour bag sales neutralises the cost of the nutrients added, allowing our partn... Read more >

Vitamin A Supplementation in Western Kenya

When COVID-19 first swept the globe, much of daily life came to an indefinite stop.  Basic health services were disrupted, food was more expensive and less available, and livelihood opportunities dwindled resulting in a tidal wave of hunger among children and their families.  Yet, Helen Keller found ways to adapt and adjust critical programs and services to COVID’s threat and made positive headway in the protracted fight against malnutrition in Africa. Vitamin A is a crucial micronutrient Fo... Read more >

Refugees deserve autonomy. Cash can provide it.

Olive, a Congolese refugee in Rwanda’s Mugombwa camp, on how cash assistance helped her family gain acceptance. The global refugee crisis may seem intractable, but there are promising, tested interventions to help those displaced. Lump sum cash transfers can provide more than just temporary relief. Our programs suggest direct cash is a scalable response that can change the future for millions of protracted refugees. The solutions to date haven’t scaled, and we need a new approach Acco... Read more >