September 28, 2016 / Michel Zaffran
Polio thrives in climates of neglect and indifference, but the world's refusal to accept its existence will drive it out wherever it may live.
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June 14, 2016 / Amanda Shortell
Following the Teach to Reach summit, which focused on improving immunization training, immunization specialists share successes and lessons learned in their efforts to innovate and improve around immunization training in Nigeria.
January 19, 2016 / Matej Novak
Addressing needs of IDPs and refugees in places where no public library exists in the vicinity, a French-based charity Libraries Without Borders has designed “Ideas Box” – a highly mobile information toolkit reminding a modern library packed into several
October 06, 2015 / Trevor Mundel
The invention of a spaceship that can make sophisticated discoveries 140 million miles away is an extraordinary feat on the part of the human race. But there are other extraordinary innovations that don’t require a billion-dollar piece of equipment. Sometimes,
all they require is stuff that’s just lying around.
September 25, 2015 / Lola Dare, Nejla Liias, Christine Sow
A side-event at the UN General Assembly, and two new reports, shine the light on accountability processes at the global, regional, national, and sub-national levels. Spoiler alert: civil society engagement in countries is critical.
"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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