Carter Center Marks Progress in Fight Against Guinea Worm, River Blindness

  Click here to watch the video and read full on Voice of America news com   Kane Farabaugh April 04, 2014 CHICAGO — Guinea worm disease and river blindness are among 17 tropical diseases the World Health Organization considers neglected. Thanks to the efforts of the Atlanta-based Carter Center — founded by former president…

Foundations Bring Philanthropy, Know-How, Vision — World Bank Org

Photos: The World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS More than 80 foundations partner with the World Bank Group on initiatives ranging from tuberculosis treatment to preserving the Amazon. Foundations contributed $1 billion — about 2% of the total budget — to Bank-managed trust funds between FY08 and FY13, and their impact goes well beyond funding. The Bank…

Philanthropist author Philip Smith to headline at Canada’s premier international event on microfinance and financial inclusion (Sept 16 & 17) – Social Media Release

TORONTO – Toronto International Microfinance Summit announced today that Philip Smith, successful American entrepreneur and co-author of A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and the Business Solution for Ending Poverty will speak at its Friday Gala and set the tone for the 2-day Toronto event. In its third year, the Summit brings together microfinance practitioners,…

Pakistan: The Man Called Edhi – by Natasha in Pak Tea House

Charity , credibility , humanity are a few words that instantly come to mind when the name Edhi is mentioned. Abdul Sattar Edhi ,the declared ‘faqeer’ or ‘beggar’ as he describes himself is one man the country adores and admires unanimously. With an entire life dedicated to the uplifting of the poor, Edhi sahib inspires…

Canada: Lunch with Trudeau leaves philanthropists ‘fulfilled’

Source: Inside Toronto com ***** Lunch with Trudeau leaves philanthropists ‘fulfilled’. Justin Trudeau tours North York General Hospital’s new imaging centre with nurse Laura Chancey and Pyarali and Gulshan Nanji, who credit his father Pierre Trudeau with welcoming their family and other refugees from Uganda in 1972. (Dec. 9, 2010) Staff photo/LISA QUEEN Try as…

Wipro’s Azim Premji makes $2bn Indian charity gift – BBC News

Azim Premji says that he wants to build a ‘better society’ in India Indian software tycoon Azim Premji has announced he will donate nearly $2bn (£1.3bn) to fund rural education and development programmes. Correspondents say that it is one of the largest charitable donations in the country’s history. Mr Premji said that he intended to…