October 01, 2012 / Ife Smith
Reviewing the compelling needs for access to emergency contraception (EC) in the Caribbean, this post also dispells many myths about EC held throughout the region.
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June 10, 2012 / Bill Gates Sr.
Every time children receive vaccines, they are given the chance to live healthy, productive lives. And, as you will see in this video, that chance is anything but make-believe.
May 01, 2012 / Bill Gates Sr.
To put it simply, vaccines work. Vaccines give children a healthy start in life and to build more prosperous, communities. And nowhere is that more evident than in Honduras.
February 13, 2012 / Katy Woods
In a recent meeting with Joseph Mbilinyi (aka Sugu), a Member of Parliament in Tanzania, he told the White Ribbon Alliance that he was shocked to learn that 26 women die every day in pregnancy or childbirth in his country.
January 20, 2012 / Peg Willingham
This week, Shot@Life, a movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed, was in Honduras with a delegation of U.S. policymakers.
"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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