Katharine Kreis is the director of Policy and Advocacy for GAIN. Before joining GAIN, she was program leader for Nutrition Integrated Health Solutions Development in the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
September 23, 2010 / Katharine Kreis
Graça Machel—one of the true African heroines of our lifetime—aptly put the role of social mobilization and social change, and the key role of girls and women in that change, at the forefront of her TEDxChange speech.
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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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