Helen Keller International

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Helen Keller International works to reduce malnutrition, blindness, and poor vision

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Fast Facts

  • Vitamin A deficiency leads to blindness and impairs physical and mental growth, as well as immune system function.
  • Vitamin A supplementation has a strong evidence base and strong cost-effectiveness.
  • Helen Keller International provides mass vitamin A supplementation campaigns, providing treatment for an estimated $.75 per supplement (needed every 6 months by babies and young children).

Helen Keller International supports programs focused on reducing malnutrition and averting blindness and poor vision, and is recommended specifically for its vitamin A supplementation program. For more information, see GiveWell's report.