Perri is an Associate Program Officer on the Family Planning team at the foundation, with a focus on francophone Africa. Prior to joining the foundation, Perri worked from 2006-2011 for the International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
based in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington.
August 08, 2012 / Perri Sutton
Fortunately, the Minister of Health, Dr. Awa Marie Coll-Seck, is making it a priority to fix the problems that result in stock-outs and ensure that women have access to the full range of contraceptive options.
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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
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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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