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Global Impact respects the privacy of its online visitors and donors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view public areas of our site. Global Impact only gathers personally identifiable data that is voluntarily submitted by the visitor, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes and e-mail addresses.
Global Impact is the sole owner of the information collected on our website. We collect information from our visitors at several different points, and we do not sell or trade it.
We request information from the visitor on our donation form. A visitor must provide contact information (such as name, e-mail and mailing address) and payment information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and for sending a receipt of the donation. If we have trouble processing a donation, we use the information to contact the visitor. If the visitor has expressly given us permission, we may share his or her name and contact information with carefully selected organizations and charities that we feel would interest that donor. Where requested by the visitor, we will provide information on larger donations to appropriate charities and donors for tax purposes. Financial and credit card information is NEVER released.
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All communications initiated by embedded donation forms are transmitted via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The SSL protocol is the industry standard method for creating an encrypted and secure connection between your web browser and a web server. Global Impact has partnered with Acceptiva to assist in the processing of transactions.
We request information from the visitor on our forms. A visitor must provide contact information such as name, e-mail and address. We use this information for internal purposes only, and it is not shared with third parties.
We request information from the visitor in our Tell-a-Friend referral service. A visitor must provide their name and e-mail, as well as the name and e-mail of their friend(s). This information is not shared with outside organizations. Global Impact stores this information for the sole purpose of sending a one-time e- mail and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend(s) may contact Global Impact email@example.com to request the removal of this information from our database.
We store information that we collect through cookies and log files in order to create a profile of our visitors. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual visitors that details their viewing preferences. We do not share your profile with third parties.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the visitor’s computer that is tied to information about the visitor. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. Once a visitor closes the browser, the session ID cookie terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the visitor’s hard drive for an extended period of time. It enables us to track and target the interests of our visitors, in order to enhance the experience on our site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. If a visitor rejects cookies, he or she may still use every public part of our site. We do not share information gathered though cookies with third parties.
Like most standard website servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track visitor’s movement in the aggregate and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are only linked to personally identifiable information when online credit card transactions are conducted (i.e., when donations are made). We do not share individual information gathered though log files with third parties.
Though we make a good faith effort to preserve visitor privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when we believe that we are legally required to do so (e.g., to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website).
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Global Impact, have no control over and are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our site that they should read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
From time to time, our site requests information from visitors via interactive features, such as surveys or quizzes. Participation in these features is completely voluntary and therefore the visitor has a choice of whether or not they disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and e-mail), and information on the visitor’s interests. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site and providing pertinent information to participants. Visitors’ personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties.
If a visitor elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask the visitor for the friend’s name and e-mail address. Global Impact will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail with an introduction to Global Impact and an invitation to visit the site. The one-time e-mail will include the name of the person making the referral. Global Impact stores this information for the sole purpose of sending a one-time e-mail and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend may contact Global Impact at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the removal of this information from our database.
This website takes many precautions to protect our visitors’ information. When visitors submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line.
When our donation form asks visitors to enter sensitive information (such as credit card information), it is encrypted and protected with one of the best encryption software programs in the industry – SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to being un-locked, or open, as occurs when visitors are just ‘surfing.’
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we make every good faith effort to protect visitor information off-line. All of our visitors’ information, not just sensitive information, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who require the information to perform a specific job are granted access to data that is personally identifiable.
If visitors have any questions about the security of our website, they may contact us via e-mail.
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use visitors’ personally identifiable information in a manner significantly different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify visitors via e-mail and will not disclose the information unless express permission is granted. However, if visitors have opted out of all communication with the site or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner.
Global Impact builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people. Serving both private sector and nonprofit organizations, we provide integrated advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; as well as fiscal agency and technology services.
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization works towards bettering the world by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with nearly 100 private sector and over 300 public sector entities to generate funding for an alliance of more than 100 international charities, including CARE, Doctors Without Borders, Heifer International, Save the Children, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and World Vision. Through these partnerships, Global Impact meets real needs with real results by supporting programs focused on clean water, disaster relief and resiliency, economic development, education, environmental sustainability, global health and child survival, human trafficking, hunger, malaria, and women and girls.
Global Impact is located at: 1199 North Fairfax Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Call toll free 800-836-4620 or 703-717-5200.
Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When disaster strikes, they put children's needs first. They advocate for and achieve large-scale change for children. They save children's lives.
Although the number of under-five deaths has declined by nearly 40 percent since 1990, millions of children die each year because they do not have access to, or use affordable, lifesaving services and practices that would prevent many of these deaths. Preventive and curative interventions, such as immunizations, breastfeeding, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and prompt treatment of malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia could save two-thirds of the under-five deaths that occur each year.
In partnership with ministries of health, local and international organizations, and donors, Save the Children works to improve the quality, availability, and use of key health practices and services by developing and testing low-cost, sustainable community-based approaches to address critical challenges and scale-up evidence-based interventions. Save the Children focuses special attention on improving access to timely and appropriate treatment of life-threatening childhood illnesses, and improving routine immunization services. Through Community Case Management (CCM), frontline health workers learn to diagnose, classify, and treat diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, dysentery, and in some settings, severe acute malnutrition and neonatal infections. Save the Children is also actively engaged in efforts to improve routine immunization coverage, and where possible, supports efforts to eradicate polio and introduce new vaccines (e.g. rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines) that address two of the major causes of under-five deaths in six countries.
All content courtesy of Save the Children.
Global Impact currently does not have a rating with Charity Navigator. However, until May 2015 we maintained a three-star rating with this organization. The reason for the change is not due to poor performance, but rather is due to the fact that Global Impact recently changed our operating model, which changed how our financial statements are structured.
Since Charity Navigator’s methodology compares current financials to previous financials, and the comparative financial information has changed based on the new model, they cannot appropriately rate us at this time. We understand that we will regain our rating within two years when our new financial statements can be compared to a previous year.
Global Impact’s financial performance, transparency and credibility as strong as ever. Please see our BBB and other ratings for assessments of our performance.
During a child’s first 1,000 days, proper nutrition is vital. Without it, the risk is high for life-long health issues like blindness, developmental disabilities and
Training in basic child health, immunization, skilled attendants at birth, and emergency obstetric care make a real difference.
Yet, in many parts of the world, up to 20 percent of children die before their fifth birthday from preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria.
Each year, 3.1 million newborns die globally.
More than 150 million children in developing countries
Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 2.6 million child deaths each year.
Forty million women give birth every year without a health worker present.
For every 1,000 babies born, 172 die.
The Global Impact Global Health and Child Survival Fund brings together four of the most respected, best-in-the-business international organizations focused on global health and child survival.
Through this fund, you will join with millions of people to change the world by helping to increase access to maternal and prenatal healthcare, monitoring child health and development in communities, increasing healthcare access, distribution of nutritious food, and a host of other services to children around the world.
Your contributions go directly to supporting real and meaningful work to improve the survival of children around the world.
WHERE WE WORK AND WHAT WE DO
Amref Health Africa, a Global Impact charity partner, started a program for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in West Africa in June 2012 by targeting schools in remote areas of Senegal. This innovative initiative integrates hygiene and sanitation with health and nutrition to holistically improve the wellbeing of school-age children. Without access to clean drinking water, sanitary bathroom facilities and hygiene education, children are at risk of long-term absence from school or even dropping out entirely due to debilitating illness (cholera, typhoid, intestinal worms, polio and other diseases). Teenage girls also have stricter privacy requirements than their male classmates, and poor facilities discourage girls’ school attendance, particularly when they are menstruating.
Amref Health Africa equipped the schools with clean drinking water and proper bathrooms for the girls and boys that include separate toilets and a hand washing area. Each child was given a mosquito net, vitamins, and clinical checkups to prevent common illnesses such as malaria. Health, nutrition and sanitation education were also incorporated into school curricula and students were encouraged to share what they learn with their families and neighbors to create positive behavior change throughout the community.
There used to be many cases of water-related illness among the pupils, leading to high levels of absenteeism. Now, standards of hygiene and health have greatly improved, resulting in better scholastic performance, higher attendance rates and participation in school activities among the pupils.
“Our school is a nice place to be,” as told by student Dieynanba Diallo. “I am in Class 6 at Sinthou Garba 1 Elementary School. My favorite subject is maths. I like school; it is so much nicer to be in school now because when I need to go to the toilet, I do not worry about where to go; we have good toilets that were made by Amref Health Africa. There are enough toilets, some for boys and some for girls. Then there is a place for us to wash our hands and we have soap now too.
“We also keep our classrooms and the school compound clean. I am proud of my school. Before these toilets were built, I would go to the houses near the school and ask if I could use theirs. Many children would just go into the bushes to relieve themselves. Some of my friends would miss school because their stomachs were aching and they had headaches, but nowadays they do not get sick. I am also happy because all the children in the school were given mosquito nets too. I share the net I was given with my little sister.”
All content courtesy of Amref Health Africa.
Mama Penina Mbori Wanga has been healing the men and women of Kangying’obme Village since 1978, using traditional herbs to treat minor ailments and delivering babies regularly.
Famous over the years for her work promoting conception among infertile women, Mama’s business in delivering babies has boomed in recent years. All deliveries are conducted in her grass thatched hut. Though she openly admits that she doesn’t have the facilities or equipment (such as latex gloves) to perform skilled deliveries, she continued with this trade nevertheless.
But in December 2012, Mama met Mary Kenyatta, a Community Health Worker engaged in Global Fund HIV prevention and safe delivery program, sponsored by Global Impact charity partner CMMB. During several visits to Mama’s home, Mary talked to Mama about her trade, including the advantages and the disadvantages. Above all, Mary talked to her about the need for expectant women to deliver at a health facility, and the risk of HIV infection for all parties during delivery if she was delivering without gloves. After three months of chats, Mama decided to stop conducting any further home deliveries in February 2013 and instead embarked on advising her clients to deliver in the hospitals close to them.
To demonstrate her willingness to change, she ensured that her 25-year-old daughter-in-law Jennifer Akoth, whose pregnancy was due in April 2013, underwent a skilled delivery at Rongo District Hospital. Interestingly, Mama Penina had also trained Jennifer to be a Traditional Birth Attendant. Jennifer safely delivered her third baby at the hospital, having conducted the past two by herself at home without any assistance.
Thanks to Mary and Mama Penina Mbori’s actions, a number of traditional birth attendants are now advocating for skilled deliveries in the district.
All content courtesy of Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB).
Afghanistan suffers from one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world with approximately 1,600 out of every 100,000 Afghan mothers dying while giving birth or because of related complications (UNICEF). Many of these deaths could be prevented by having a skilled birth attendant or midwife present. But for large portions of the population living in rural areas, access to appropriate and affordable medical care is often nonexistent.
In the eastern border provinces of Khost and Paktika, International Medical Corps, a Global Impact charity partner, operates highly successful, award-winning Community Midwifery Education (CME) programs, training women to assist expectant mothers through pregnancy, child birth and post-natal care. Students learn essential clinical skills, including how to perform an antenatal exam, manage severe hypertension, address life-threatening complications and resuscitate a newborn. The Khost CME program has been recognized as the best midwifery training in the country. Its graduates—all raised in the province—are helping ease the major shortage of midwives.
Fatima,*, a young woman from the countryside, wanted to be trained as a midwife, but her family didn’t support her ambitions. Her uncle especially emphasized that she should focus on getting married and being a good wife. But Fatima successfully fought to get her training anyway and completed International Medical Corps’ midwifery program.
One night, Fatima was woken up by loud banging on her front door. It was that same uncle, frantic because his pregnant wife, Amina,*, was in labor and in excruciating pain. It was 1:30 in the morning, but Fatima quickly gathered her supplies and headed out in the dark. She walked across rough Afghan terrain for an hour and half to reach her uncle’s home. As she entered the house, she heard Amina screaming out in pain. Fatima immediately got to work delivering the baby, all the while trying to calm a terrified Amina.
Fatima delivered a healthy baby boy at 4:30 a.m., but Amina remained in distress. Using her training, Fatima identified and addressed the life-threatening complication—saving Amina’s life as a result. But iIf she Fatima hadn’t been there, Amina would have died—like too many others. Unsurprisingly, Fatima’s family now whole-heartedly supports her training!
International Medical Corps has trained 2,000 midwives like Fatima. Each one can provide up to 330 women from her own community with maternal health care. That’s 660,000 women reached —every year.
Despite the unsettled security conditions, International Medical Corps has tended to Afghan health care needs for over a quarter of a century. We The organization provides support to two major hospitals in Kabul, one in the eastern border province of Paktika, and four District hospitals. We They also support a mental health hospital in Kabul and associated substance misuse center through funding from the European Commission. Other programs include support for returning Afghan refugees, and integrated community health care and nutrition programs in the mountainous northeastern province of Nuristan and primary health care services delivery in Paktika.
*Name has been changed to protect privacy.
All content courtesy of International Medical Corps.
Since 2006, Aura Nidia has served her community as a volunteer health worker, trained and equipped by Save the Children, a Global Impact charity partner, to be a critical first line of defense against illnesses that threaten children’s lives. Aura Nidia lives in the remote farming community of San Pedro in northern Nicaragua. The nearest health post is five miles away on steep, rocky roads that turn to mud when it rains, and it is only open two or three mornings a week, so when children in San Pedro get sick, their families turn first to health workers like Aura Nidia who live close by and are available 24 hours a day.
Two years ago, when Aura Nidia was 15, a young woman came to her house carrying a very sick
2-year-old girl named Claudia. Claudia had breathing difficulties, convulsions, bloody diarrhea and was vomiting. Aura Nidia had never seen such a sick child before, and she says she was a little bit afraid, but she remembered her training and stayed calm. She evaluated the little girl’s condition and recognized the need for immediate medical attention. As a result, Claudia was rushed by ambulance to the nearest hospital 50 miles away. Claudia was admitted immediately and diagnosed with severe, life-threatening pneumonia.
Claudia’s mother Alejandra was away at this time, working as a nanny in a neighboring country. Her family needed money, so she had go away to find work and leave Claudia in the care of relatives. Claudia had been in the hospital for two days when Alejandra got a call from her family telling her what had happened. “I felt so helpless,” she said. After eight days of treatments in the hospital, Claudia’s symptoms subsided and her mother was able to bring her home. Claudia is now 4 years old and in good health. Alejandra sums up the impact of the Save the Children program: “If Aura Nidia hadn’t been here, my daughter probably would have died.”
All content courtesy of Save the Children.
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