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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March 06, 2014 / Amie Newman
Who are these ultra-amazing humans who are disrupting the status quo?
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March 06, 2014 / Janet Fleischman
To mark International Women’s Day, First Lady Michelle Obama participated in the 2014 International Women of Courage awards ceremony at the State Department on March 4.
March 04, 2014 / Wendy Prosser
Life lessons and the cold chain- simple measures create significant impact. In Mozambique, a simple approach to maintenance results in a 50% increase in fridge uptime, greatly improving cold chain performance.
March 04, 2014 / Bill Gates
The fight to eradicate polio symbolizes what global health is all about. To wipe the virus off the face of the earth, we have to reach virtually every single child with the polio vaccine. No matter who they are. No matter where they live. However, not
every child is lucky enough to be born in a country that is able to afford all the lifesaving vaccines. For example, until three years ago, children living in the poorest countries were not immunized against rotavirus and pneumonia, the two leading killers
of children under five. This changed when an organization called the GAVI Alliance helped negotiate lower prices for these vaccines and started working with poor countries to introduce them into their routine immunization systems.
February 26, 2014 / Helen Matzger
Last year, the World Health Organization established a 2 million dose cholera vaccine stockpile for the first time. Cholera outbreaks can be fast and explosive and if communities are not prepared, they can be deadly.
"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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