Dr Paula Franklin joined Marie Stopes International in 2011. She is responsible for ensuring the organisation’s clinical services are of high quality, evidence based, innovative, and responsive to client needs and preferences. She has over 25 years experience in public and private health both in the UK and abroad. For almost half her career, Dr Franklin worked for the global healthcare company Bupa, rising to hold the position of Director of Healthcare Development. Dr Franklin’s diverse experience includes advocacy work for the Children’s Defence Fund and drafting legislation on a Federal Immunisation Programme that was implemented by the US Congress. She gained a Masters degree in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, and began her career in London in general medicine and general practice before moving to Barbados to work in their newly established health system.
June 25, 2012 / Paula Franklin
To many of us, sitting reading this in the United Kingdom, United States, or other more developed countries, contraception seems quite easy.
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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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