Lea Hegg is an Associate Program Officer with the Immunization Programs Team, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Global Health Delivery. Lea works within the team to improve information management and coordinate leadership reporting as well as support communications and data monitoring.
January 12, 2012 / Lea Hegg
Rukhsar Khatoon is the young girl with the last reported case of polio in India. India is on track to be the next country to be officially considered "polio free."
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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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