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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April 23, 2014 / Mel Spigelman
The first-ever drug regimen designed to treat both drug-sensitive TB and MDR-TB has reached a critical milestone and will advance to a global Phase 3 clinical trial – the last, but most important stage of testing before it can be made available.
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April 22, 2014 / Trevor Mundel
This week in Seattle, more than 500 of the best minds in global health will convene at the Global Health Product Development Forum to discuss how funders, researchers, NGOs, and private-sector companies can work together to accelerate the development and
delivery of life-saving products. It promises to be an exciting three days.
April 22, 2014 / Jennifer James
What are the best buys in global health? While many may automatically think of key interventions that are both cost effective and save lives, the best buy in global health overall turns out to be health systems strengthening.
April 17, 2014 / Owen Nyaka
Improvements to Malawi’s network for transporting laboratory samples will help people living with HIV get vital test results quicker.
April 17, 2014 / Cheikh Seck
In Senegal, we have not been brainwashed by international donors to support family planning. Our primary interest is the well-being of the people of our country.
"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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