December 02, 2012 / Steve Davis
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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July 06, 2012 / Gates Foundation
Photo of the day for Friday, July 6, 2012.
June 14, 2012 / Karen Lowry Miller
A new video shows the how the MenAfriVac vaccine came to be. One of the most amazing success stories in global health.
May 23, 2012 / Regina Rabinovich
Meningitis may not be entirely unfamiliar to most of you. But epidemic meningitis is an entirely different scenario.
April 20, 2012 / Karen Lowry Miller
Every day, on every continent—on bikes, boats, or donkeys, and often by foot—vaccinators devote long hours to making sure that children receive the live-saving vaccines they need.
"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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