Nathan Vyklicky is a Communications for Development consultant currently supporting Alive & Thrive in Vietnam. He has over 11 years of experience in Asia, South America, North America and Europe.
April 13, 2012 / Giang Huong Nguyen, Nemat Hajeebhoy, Nathan Vyklicky
When our Hanoi team at Alive & Thrive, an infant nutrition project, produced two TV spots to promote exclusive breastfeeding for Vietnamese babies, the head of a U.S. non-profit called MOMS Orange Country took notice.
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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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