Damian Walker is a Senior Program Officer, Integrated Delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Damian is a health economist with more than 13 years experience in international health economics, with a specific focus on the economic evaluation of public health programs in low- and middle-income countries. Prior to the Gates Foundation, Damian was an
Associate Professor in the Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.
September 13, 2012 / Gary Darmstadt, Wendy Prosser, Damian Walker
Syphilis can be readily diagnosed and treated during antenatal care, so the elimination of congenital syphilis is an actual possibility.
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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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