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Deworm the World Initiative — General Support (December 2013)

Boys in Bihar, India take deworming pills on January 23, 2014. Over 17 million children in Bihar were targeted on this mass school-based deworming day. (Photo courtesy of Evidence Action)
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To support DtWI's efforts to assist Indian governments in treating neglected tropical diseases at scale
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Published: August 2016

Note: This grant was awarded while the Open Philanthropy Project was a partnership between GiveWell and Good Ventures.

Good Ventures awarded a grant of $1.5 million to the Deworm the World Initiative (DtWI) for general operating support via Evidence Action1 in recognition of DtWI’s earning a “top charity” ranking from GiveWell in 2013. See GiveWell’s review of DtWI for more about its activities and to follow its progress.

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    The Deworm the World Initiative is led by Evidence Action. This grant was made in the form of unrestricted support to Evidence Action, with an informal understanding that we intend these funds to support the Deworm the World Initiative, in line with GiveWell’s recommendation and our own preference for providing unrestricted support to organizations.