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Deworming pills, goats, chickens and other great global health holiday gift ideas

I had been compiling a list of gift ideas aimed at fighting poverty and improving health in poor countries, but then saw that my colleagues at NPR central had already done it here.

For $36, you can prevent intestinal worms in nearly 1,000 kids. For $25, you can buy a poor family a better cook stove. Or you can get an original Hidalgo goat or chicken from Oxfam UnWrapped:

Any other noble gift ideas out there? I may still do a list of my own.


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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.