Brian Siems is a Portfolio Manager for the Family Health division. Brian supports internal business operations, cross-team strategic planning, ongoing portfolio management, and other internal projects within and across the three Family Health strategic program teams: Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (MNCH), Family Planning (FP), and Nutrition (NUT) teams.
May 17, 2013 / Gary Darmstadt, Wolfgang Munar, Brian Siems
As we prepared for our annual strategy reviews in Family Health, we took the time to reflect on what we’ve learned over the past year.
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December 28, 2011 / Gary Darmstadt, Wolfgang Munar, Brian Siems, Wendy Prosser
The foundation's Family Health team (working on maternal, newborn, & child health) discusses the importance of open communication with grantees and partners - to be as effective at saving lives as possible.
"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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