Ideas won't work unless you do.
Author Unknown

49,000 Grandmothers of Nepal

49,000 Grandmothers of Nepal

Apr 26, 2006-- Twenty years ago, Nepal's infant-mortality rate was 133 for every 1,000 births, with most of the babies claimed by pneumonia and diarrhea. By the 1980s, they had found the culprit -- lack of Vitamin A in the Nepalese diet. But no one could implement an effective program to deliver a low-cost vitamin-A capsule that could be taken as infrequently as twice a year. That was until Ram Shrestha hit upong a brilliant insight -- get the grandmothers to volunteer! Today, the infant mortality rate has been halved, thanks to 49,000 grandmothers distributing Vitamin A to 3.5 million Nepalese children. (1464 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionHave an idea that will promote some good in the world? Want to read about other people's idea to improve society? Check out Global Ideas Bank. [more]



Quote Bulletin


After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 243,029 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Feb 20: This Foster Father Takes in Only Terminally Ill Children (6,836 reads) Feb 12: Why Be Kind? (5,884 reads) Jan 15: Rise and Shine: A Morning Pep Talk from Marcus Aurelius (11,272 reads) Jan 29: Good Morning Beautiful Business! (4,084 reads) Feb 19: Manifesting Love at Work (4,010 reads)

More ...