Pooja Shaw is a Program Officer in the Market Dynamics Practice at Results for Development Institute (R4D). Prior to joining R4D, Pooja spent several years in the private sector as a strategy consultant with Simon-Kucher & Partners, specializing
in global pricing and market access strategies for pharmaceutical and biotech products. Pooja holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University.
August 27, 2012 / Kanika Bahl, Pooja Shaw
From 2004 to 2011, annual net distribution grew exponentially from 5 million to 130 million nets, yet few people actually shop for them
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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
"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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