Karen Perry is a Senior Program Officer for the U.S. Libraries at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
March 21, 2013 / Karen Perry
Did you know? 91% of Americans believe that libraries are important to their community. Read how digital literacy can change lives.
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June 04, 2012 / Chauncy Lennon, Karen Perry
With one-third of Americans still lacking broadband Internet connections at home, access to the Internet is often considered an equity issue.
"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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