Luis Montero is a senior communications officer with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
August 09, 2012 / Luis Montero
We are more than 99% of the way toward ending polio forever, and levels of polio are at an all-time low, with the fewest number of new cases this year than ever before.
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February 24, 2012 / Luis Montero
The number of hungry people in the world has reached the 1 billion mark. How are we going to help lift them out of poverty?
October 20, 2011 / Luis Montero
Prabhu Pingali on the world reaching 7 billion people and what a growing population means for food security and hunger.
October 16, 2011 / Luis Montero
Today, in honor of World Food Day, Mercy Karanja of the foundation talks about how technology can make small farmers more productive.
October 14, 2011 / Luis Montero
In a new series for Impatient Optimists you’ll hear from different voices at the foundation, in a Q&A format, about our work in Africa and our focus on agricultural development.
"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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