Carolyn S. Miles is President & Chief Executive Officer for Save the Children, the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives
of more than 70 million children in need in the United States and 120 countries around the world.
Carolyn became the first woman to head Save the Children in September 2011, after joining the organization in 1998 and serving as its Chief Operating Officer for the past seven years. She has traveled to Save the Children’s field operations in nearly 50
countries, and during her tenure as COO Save the Children doubled the number of children it reaches with food, educational, and other programs, and helped grow the organization’s budget – 90 percent of which goes directly to programs serving children – from
$140 million to more than $550 million.
February 18, 2013 / Carolyn Miles
Details on a groundbreaking initiative is helping countries create nutrition strategies that support breastfeeding and other low-cost protections against malnutrition. Learn more about it and how you may support it.
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September 17, 2012 / Carolyn Miles
Since 1990, child deaths have been reduced by an impressive 40 percent. But there are millions more lives to save.
"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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