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World No Tobacco Day 2014

On May 30, we and our partners are commemorating World No Tobacco Day. Nearly 6 million people die from tobacco-related illness each year – deaths that can be prevented with strong tobacco control policies like taxation.

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Stay the Course on Post-2015 Development Goals

With nearly one thousand days to go before the world calls time on the Millennium Development Goals, there is a heightened sense of urgency to ensure we do everything possible to meet this ambitious deadline – and to make sure that a new set of goals are set that keep up the critical momentum.

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Maternal Obesity Linked to Newborn Death in Sub-Saharan Africa

We now have evidence that a new, emerging story may be developing about maternal obesity and the risk it poses to babies’ lives.

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Can Bacteria Protect Against HIV? Grand Challenges Explorations Grants Help Ask the Question

Back in 2008, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began an experiment in promoting early-stage, speculative research in global health and development by launching an “innovation engine” called Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE).

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