Louis Boorstin is the deputy director of Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene at the foundation.
February 10, 2012 / Louis Boorstin
Two recent videos from partners in the sanitation business illustrate a key shift in thinking in the field: households that lack sanitation are customers, not beneficiaries.
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September 15, 2011 / Louis Boorstin
What will it take for all people in rural areas to have affordable access to safe, dignified sanitation that they really want to use?
November 19, 2010 / Louis Boorstin
I suspect that few people in Haiti are aware that today is World Toilet Day. But the slum dwellers in Port-au-Prince are keenly aware that cholera has descended on their communities.
"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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