Alix Peterson Zwane is a Senior Program Officer on the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WSH) team. Alix joined the foundation in 2009 after stints in the private sector and academia and manages the WSH measurement and learning portfolio, which includes grants to measure the impacts of WSH investments and to rigorously explore the determinants of technology adoption in the sector. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University.
October 14, 2011 / Alix Zwane
What if you could do something to reduce your daughter’s risk of pneumonia by 25 percent, or your son’s chance of having severe diarrhea by 50 percent?
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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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