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Malaria still kills over 400,000 people per year, mostly children under five. With their seasonal malaria chemoprevention program the Malaria Consortium distributes preventive anti-malarial drugs to children 3 to 59 months old in order to prevent illness and death from malaria. For just $7 you can gift 4 malaria-free months to a child in vulnerable regions in Africa and Asia. This program of the Malaria Consortium is one of GiveWell's top-rated charities.Support this charity
Additional standout poverty alleviation charities
In addition to the top recommendations, REG believes the following poverty alleviation charities to be highly cost-effective. They’re not featured on the donation page, but if you want to donate to them, please get in touch with us.
- Against Malaria Foundation: Distributing long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets which prevent malaria infection.
- Schistosomiasis Control Initiative: Providing deworming treatment for diseases caused by parasitic worms.
- Deworm the World Initiative (DtWI): Providing deworming treatment for diseases caused by parasitic worms.
- GiveDirectly: Providing unconditional cash transfer to people living in extreme poverty.
- Helen Keller International (Vitamin A Supplementation Program): Providing technical assistance, engaging in advocacy, and contributing funding to government-run vitamin A supplementation programs.
Good Food Institute
The Good Food Institute is working to transform the animal agriculture industry by promoting the development of competitive alternatives to animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs. They connect scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs to advance this growing market sector and provide advice for plant-based and cellular companies. Learn more.Support this charity
Humane Slaughter Association
HSA works to improve standards of welfare for farm animals during transport, marketing, slaughter, and killing for disease control and welfare reasons. By working through research, education, training and technical advances for over 100 years, HSA has a considerable track record of effective interventions in improving the treatment of farm animals worldwide. Learn more.Support this charity
Additional standout animal welfare charities
In addition to the top recommendations, REG believes the following animal welfare charities to be highly cost-effective. They’re not featured on the donation page, but if you want to donate to them please get in touch with us.
- Animal Ethics: Working to spread anti-speciesist messages in public, as well as academic and professional spheres. They do this by curating, publishing and disseminating research into overlooked matters of moral importance such as sentience, animal cognition, and wild animal suffering.
- Wild Animal Initiative: Working to understand and improve the lives of animals in the wild.
- The Humane League: Working to reduce animal suffering through education and corporate campaigns to improve animal welfare standards.
- Animal Equality: Working with society, governments, and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals.
- Albert Schweitzer Foundation: Working to reduce animal suffering through education and corporate campaigns to improve animal welfare standards.
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Machine Intelligence Research Institute
MIRI conducts foundational mathematical research to ensure smarter-than-human artificial intelligence has a positive impact. As more and more human cognitive feats come to be reproduced by artificially intelligent systems, we can expect to encounter a number of unprecedented risks and benefits. These and other under-explored questions will only become more pressing as progress in computer science allows AI systems to act with increasing autonomy and efficiency. Learn more.Support this charity
The fund’s mission is supporting research and policy efforts to prevent the worst technological risks facing our civilization. The potentially transformative nature of artificial intelligence poses a particular challenge that we want to address. We want to prevent a situation similar to the advent of nuclear weapons, in which careful reflection on the serious implications of this technology took a back seat during the wartime arms race. As our technological power grows, future inventions may cause harm on an even larger scale—unless we act early and deliberately.
Priority areas: decision theory and bargaining, specific AI alignment approaches, fail-safe architectures, macrostrategy research, AI governance, as well as social science research on conflicts and moral circle expansion.Support this charity