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Save lives with long-lasting bednets
Malaria is a terrible disease and one of the world's biggest killers of children under 5. Thankfully, a $6 bednet can stop a malaria-carrying mosquito from infecting children while they sleep. There are many randomized controlled trials suggesting that this is one of the most cost-effective and proven ways to save a life. Read a detailed GiveWell review to learn more.
Protect children from malaria with SMC
Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) programs aim to distribute preventive anti-malarial drugs to children 3-months to 59-months old in order to prevent illness and death from malaria. There is strong evidence that SMC substantially reduces cases of malaria. Programs that implement SMC tend to have a terrific track record of reaching a large proportion of the children they target for treatment. See GiveWell's review to learn more.
Send a kid to school with deworming
Deworming is the most cost-effective way to increase school attendance. These worms can be treated for under a dollar. There are 14 randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials supporting the impact of deworming and cost effectiveness. Read a detailed Givewell review to learn more.
Empower people with cash transfers
Directly transferring money to poor individuals empowers them to purchase whatever they believe will help them most. Strong evidence indicates that recipients know their own situation best and generally invest in things that make them happier in the long term. There are eleven randomized controlled trials supporting cash transfers’ impact. Read a detailed GiveWell review to learn more.