January 08, 2013 / Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Leora Klapper
The World Bank's Development Research Group Global Findex is a gold mine of data about how people around the world save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk in their day-to-day lives.
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August 27, 2012 / Bill Gates
Angola marked a full year, this past month, without a new case of polio.
July 26, 2012 / Jennifer James
By 2015 15,000 midwives will effectively care for seven million African women each year.
January 17, 2012 / Erin Hohlfelder
Friday the 13th is a day known for superstition, fear, and bad luck. But the global health community in India attained a milestone that will ensure that we remember this past Friday the 13th as a day of progress and hope.
May 13, 2011 / John Wecker
At the end of
African Vaccination Week last week, top health officials in Sudan held a press conference in which they announced their intention to introduce, on a nationwide scale, a vaccine against rotavirus—the most deadly cause of severe and fatal diarrhea.
"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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