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Advance Market Commitments for Vaccines

Drugs and vaccines that developing countries need are underinvested in because companies can't be sure there is a market. Guarantee a market commitment in advance so pharma will do R&D. See http://www.vaccineamc.org

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Give Directly

A new service combines cell phone banking and smart data analysis to allow direct, unconditional fund transfers to the world's poorest. http://www.givedirectly.org

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Micronutrients

Micronutrient supplements, particularly iron supplements to combat anemia, are among the most cost effective health interventions possible. See Micronutrient Initiative at http://www.micronutrient.org

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Solar Water Disinfection

A billion people drink highly polluted water. Treating water by putting it in 2 liter cola bottles and setting it in the sun on a black surface for 5 hours kills 99% of pathogens. One of the world's truly great ideas. See http://www.sodis.ch

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Invest in Nutrition

Bundled nutrition services is highly cost effective in developing countries. Top idea in 2012 Copenhagen Consensus http://bit.ly/K9iuSU .

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School Deworming

Deworming programs in school are cheap, easy, and have major impact on health and education. Top five 2012 Copenhagen Consensus idea http://bit.ly/K9iuSU

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Developing World Contraception

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that providing contraception to all women worldwide not now using it would cost less than $4 billion per year. Excellent op-ed by Nick Kristof | NY Times http://nyti.ms/brcweU

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Take a Slum Tour

How can people from developed countries see the day-to-day reality of abject poverty? One option is to take a tour, such as these offered in Nairobi. http://ow.ly/w4Sl

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Low-Cost Hand-Washer from Two-Liter Bottle

A device fashioned from a two-liter bottle provides hand-washing for developing countries. A NYTimes "best of 2008" selection. http://bit.ly/5EYH7w

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Give Aid to Relatives Instead of Orphanages

A new approach to assisting AIDS orphans in Africa involves financial support to relatives of orphans rather than to orphanages. http://ow.ly/JbG8

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African Good Governance Prize

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will offer a $5m prize to African heads of state who do most to alleviate poverty and leave office peacefully. http://www.moibrahimfoundation.org/en

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Sanitary Napkins and Microenterprise

Sanitation Solutions provides cheap sanitary napkins to women in India as well as microenterprise opportunities. Dell Social Innovation Challenge finalist 2011. http://bit.ly/10IpDZ7

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