Thursday, 17 August 2017
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Yemen: Million children 'at risk from cholera'

Added: 02.08.2017 11:40 | 6 views | 0 comments

More than a million children already suffering from acute malnutrition are at risk from a cholera outbreak sweeping war-torn Yemen, charity Save the Children warned Wednesday.


Deciding whether to recommend fistula management charities

Added: 06.07.2017 20:32 | 33 views | 0 comments

We've interested in fistula surgery as a potential GiveWell priority program. However, as with other surgery charities, we have struggled to identify an organization that meets GiveWell's . Now, we're and are excited that we may be able to consider a fistula surgery organization as a potential GiveWell top charity.
Our longstanding interest in interventions to treat fistula can be attributed in part to the popular narrative presented about fistula--the condition, which is often associated with social ostracization--appears to cause a significant amount of suffering, and seems to be treatable. We're not sure how representative the popular narrative is, but as donors, it has contributed to our continued interest in better understanding this intervention, along with the feeling that surgery charities in general may offer low-cost, life-changing impacts.
This post will discuss:
  • Fistula management, including surgery, as an intervention.
  • Our open questions and uncertainty around fistula management programs, particularly their costs.
  • Our plans to to help answer some of our questions about fistula management.


'Glee' star Charice Pempengco is now Jake Zyrus

Added: 22.06.2017 21:20 | 16 views | 0 comments

Four years after coming out, Charice Pempengco has changed her name to Jake Zyrus.

Tags: Charity, Glee

Are GiveWell’s top charities the best option for every donor?

Added: 21.06.2017 17:15 | 54 views | 0 comments

We're sometimes asked whether we think GiveWell's top charities are the "best," in some absolute sense of the word, or whether we'd ever advise that a donor give to an opportunity outside of our recommendations. This post aims to clarify how GiveWell thinks about different giving options and their suitability for different types of donors.
We believe that offer donors an outstanding opportunity to do a lot of good and are the best option for most donors. However, some donors—those with a very high degree of trust in a particular individual or organization to make this decision, donors with lots of time (in excess of 50 hours per year, and likely more) to consider their giving decision, or donors whose values point strongly toward a particular cause outside of the ones GiveWell covers—may find opportunities to have a greater impact per dollar than GiveWell’s top charities. Note that we think these characteristics are likely to be necessary, but not sufficient, for finding these types of opportunities; we still expect , and spending, for example, 50 hours per year on research isn’t necessarily going to yield better opportunities.
In this post, we describe relevant considerations for donors in greater detail.

Tags: Charity

How GiveWell uses cost-effectiveness analyses

Added: 01.06.2017 17:19 | 84 views | 0 comments

Our plays a critical role in the we make to donors. For example, as a direct result of our cost-effectiveness calculations, we place a on filling funding gaps at the charities we recommend that work on and than we do directing funding to , a GiveWell top charity that distributes direct cash transfers. We believe that GiveDirectly is the , but according to our analysis, cash transfers are less cost-effective in terms of impact per dollar donated than deworming treatments and malaria nets.
Accordingly, cost-effectiveness analysis is a major part of GiveWell's research process. We dedicate to this work and others involved with GiveWell research spend a considerable amount of time engaging with our cost-effectiveness model throughout the year. We consider this analysis a key part of our output and publish online so that anyone can check our calculations, enter their own inputs, and see if they agree with our approach and outputs.
This post will provide some basic information about how our cost-effectiveness analyses inform our charity recommendations.

Tags: Charity

Prince Harry kissed his girlfriend and ...

Added: 08.05.2017 15:43 | 28 views | 0 comments

Royal watchers were not horsing around when Prince Harry's girlfriend showed up to watch him compete in a charity polo match.


Javier Bardem Says Johnny Depp is a 'Gentleman'

Added: 02.05.2017 19:20 | 30 views | 0 comments

Javier Bardem thinks Johnny Depp is a "gentleman".
The 48-year-old actor stars alongside Johnny in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' and Javier has admitted that during their time together on set, he grew very fond of Johnny, whose divorce from actress Amber Heard in 2016 came amid claims of domestic abuse.
Javier said: "With Johnny you can tell there is a very sensitive person there, a man who cares about people.
"That hasn't changed. Then there is the world outside the film studio, and I won't comment on these things because I don't know anything about them. But the Johnny I know is a gentleman."
The Academy Award-winning star observed that Johnny is extremely funny, as well as being a brilliant actor.
He told GQ magazine: "An exemplary actor with a sense of comedic timing quite like no other. He's f***ing hilarious!"
Johnny and Amber admitted in a joint statement after they agreed a £7 million settlement in their divorce case that their relationship had been "volatile".
The former couple split in May 2016 after 15 months of marriage and the actress subsequently accused her estranged husband of being abusive towards her.
Johnny denied the allegations made against him, but he did acknowledge their relationship was intense.
In a joint statement, the celebrity duo said: "Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity."


Pope pays rent on beach for disabled

Added: 26.04.2017 15:46 | 29 views | 0 comments

Pope Francis is paying a year's rent for a private beach near Rome so a charity can help people with disabilities enjoy the sea and sun, according to the group that manages the program.


Jill Filipovic: Imagine if Hillary owned Mar-a-Lago

Added: 25.04.2017 21:35 | 27 views | 0 comments

Trump violated ethics rules by touting his private Mar-a-Lago as "the winter White House." He is using his office to fatten his wallet, while he and others slammed Clinton for involvement in charity that brought relief to millions globally, writes Jill Filipovic.


Prince Harry: I Shut Down My Emotions When My Mother Died

Added: 17.04.2017 12:40 | 43 views | 0 comments

Prince Harry "shut down all his emotions" when his mother Princess Diana died 20 years ago.
The 32-year-old royal was just 12 years old when he lost his mother in 1997 after she was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris, France, at the age of 36, and has admitted he almost suffered a "complete breakdown" as he grew up determined not to think about the loss.
He said: "I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well.
"I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle."
And the Prince - who is the younger brother of Prince William - admits he has been in therapy "more than a couple of times" in order to help him deal with his grief, and later turned to boxing as a way to vent his frustrations.
He added: "During those years I took up boxing, because everyone was saying boxing is good for you and it's a really good way of letting out aggression. And that really saved me because I was on the verge of punching someone, so being able to punch someone who had pads was certainly easier."
Prince Harry claims he refused to talk about his grief at first as he knew it wouldn't bring Princess Diana back, but admits after two years of "total chaos" he started to open up and felt better for doing so.
He said: "My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum, because why would that help? [I thought] it's only going to make you sad, it's not going to bring her back.
"So from an emotional side, I was like 'right, don't ever let your emotions be part of anything'. So I was a typical 20, 25, 28-year-old running around going 'life is great', or 'life is fine' and that was exactly it.
"And then [I] started to have a few conversations and actually all of a sudden, all of this grief that I have never processed started to come to the forefront and I was like, there is actually a lot of stuff here that I need to deal with."
And Harry also credits 34-year-old William with being a "huge support".
He said: "It's all about timing. And for me personally, my brother, you know, bless him, he was a huge support to me. He kept saying this is not right, this is not normal, you need to talk to [someone] about stuff, it's OK."
Harry is now campaigning to end the stigma surrounding mental health through his charity Heads Together - which he spearheads alongside William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge - as he hopes to "make a difference to everybody else".
Speaking to Bryony Gordon's 'Mad World' podcast for the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Prince Harry said: "Because of the process I have been through over the past two and a half years, I've now been able to take my work seriously, been able to take my private life seriously as well, and been able to put blood, sweat and tears into the things that really make a difference and things that I think will make a difference to everybody else."


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