Francesca is the Head of Global Health and Advocacy, Europe for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
June 14, 2012 / Francesca Boldrini
The global financial crisis, combined with political pressure to reduce the impact of austerity measures on the voting public, is squeezing ODA spending in countries like Canada.
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March 30, 2012 / Francesca Boldrini
Two billion people in the developing world suffer due to poor nutrition. Without exploring innovative responses and engaging all actors in this space, we will surely fail to address this vast problem.
"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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