July 07, 2015 / Jean Paullin, Amy Jerrett
New WHO Global Tobacco Control Report calls attention to this underutilized, but important policy
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August 04, 2014 / Susan Moffson
Death from complications of pre-term birth is the leading cause of newborn mortality in the Philippines and worldwide. Many of these deaths can be prevented with an inexpensive medication called dexamethasone—a common antenatal corticosteroids.
May 30, 2014 / Cynthia Lewis
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.
March 07, 2014 / Claire Morris
Passionate women and girls are fighting to create a more positive future. From heads of state to midwives in remote villages, they are refusing to accept the status quo, refusing to keep quiet and refusing to accept inequality.
January 28, 2014 / Farhana Ali
Roots of Health recently delivered Catapult's first 1-year reports for three projects, which show great progress on health, nutrition, and family planning in the Philippines.
"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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