Brooke Gladstone is host and managing editor of NPR's "On The Media," a weekly, one-hour radio program that discusses the influence of media and how it shapes society. Gladstone first joined NPR in 1987 as senior editor of "Weekend Edition Saturday," and later assumed the same role for "All Things Considered." Gladstone is also the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award, an Overseas Press Club Award, and several others. She is the author of The Influencing Machine, a media manifesto in graphic form.
February 02, 2012 / Brooke Gladstone
We’ve all heard the old saw that “one death is a tragedy, a million deaths a statistic.” It’s the guiding principle of public relations for those engaged in building support for humanitarian causes.
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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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