Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Countries / Burkina Faso

From Obstetric Fistula Survivor to Empowered Citizen

Family Care International and its partners have helped more than 700 villages in Africa's Sahel region to establish emergency procedures for transporting pregnant women to the nearest health clinic, as well as trained hundreds of frontline health workers to help prevent life-threatening complications like obstetric fistula.

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Vaccine Protects 100 Million from Meningitis A’s Devastation

This week, someone in northern Nigeria—likely a child or teenager—will offer an arm to a health worker, receive a shot of a revolutionary vaccine called MenAfriVac®, and become the 100 millionth person in Africa to be protected against an infection of
the brain and spinal cord called meningitis A.

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Photo of the Day: Looking Forward To a Healthy Future

Photo of the day for Friday, July 6, 2012.

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One of the Most Amazing Stories in Global Health

A new video shows the how the MenAfriVac vaccine came to be. One of the most amazing success stories in global health.

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Ending An Epidemic: The Story of the Meningitis A Vaccine

Meningitis may not be entirely unfamiliar to most of you. But epidemic meningitis is an entirely different scenario.

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