Ben Armstrong is an associate at Hattery, where he focuses on the firm's operations and strategy work as well as public health, international development, and policy-related projects and investments. Previously, he worked at Google with the legal, Africa, and Ideas teams, where he sought to improve technology use in failed and fragile states, at African universities, and in the Supreme Court of Ghana. Ben has launched an entrepreneurial development program in Uganda and worked with agriculturalists and technologists in Ghana and Nigeria. He was a White House Intern and studied at the University of Oxford and Northwestern University.
June 26, 2012 / Ben Armstrong, Luis Arbulu
Report explores how to use mobile phones and games to help people in the developing world improve their sanitation practices
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"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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