Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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MCHIP and Partners Advance the Use of Antenatal Corticosteroids

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.

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World No Tobacco Day 2014

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.

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Join Our Call to Make Women Matter

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.

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Results Are In: Improved Health, Flat Bellies, & Nutritious Gardens

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.

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Q&A with Dr. Glenn Gregorio: The Magic of Salt-Tolerant Rice

In a new series for Impatient Optimist you’ll hear from different voices at the foundation about various “sustainable” approaches to agriculture we believe can benefit farmers and the environment. Today, Dr. Glenn Gregorio discusses how "salt-tolerant rice" can help smallholder farmers cope with climate change.

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