Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health
Going back at least to Thomas Malthus, who published his An Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798, people have worried about doomsday scenarios in which food supply can’t keep up with population growth.
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August 24, 2014 / Lance Gordon
Partners in India are making huge progress toward eliminating kala-azar using simple tools and the power of partnership.
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August 12, 2014 / Renate Baehr
The underlying causes for adolescent pregnancy and resulting school dropout are complex and include issues such as parent-child communication, gender inequity, a lack of services and high-quality comprehensive sexuality education for young adolescents
(aged 10-14 years). With the majority of Kenya's population under 25 years, and two out of every five people under the age of 15, there is an urgent need for change.
August 07, 2014 / Utibe Effiong
Nearly 22 million children around the world were not vaccinated last year. This represents a completely man-made real health threat, and could end up being far more destructive than the current Ebola epidemic.
August 06, 2014 / Sue Desmond-Hellmann
The seriousness of the Ebola outbreak is a powerful reminder that infectious diseases can strike people anywhere.
August 04, 2014 / Susan Moffson
Death from complications of pre-term birth is the leading cause of newborn mortality in the Philippines and worldwide. Many of these deaths can be prevented with an inexpensive medication called dexamethasone—a common antenatal corticosteroids.
"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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