February 24, 2015 / Helen Matzger
Vaccine stockpiles protect South Sudanese refugees against cholera.
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June 09, 2014 / Helen Matzger
The world has made great strides against cholera, but more work is needed.
February 26, 2014 / Helen Matzger
Last year, the World Health Organization established a 2 million dose cholera vaccine stockpile for the first time. Cholera outbreaks can be fast and explosive and if communities are not prepared, they can be deadly.
February 03, 2014 / Jimmy Smith
An unusual story is unfolding in Africa, where the battle against a cattle-killing disease called East Coast fever is quickly becoming a cliff-hanger.
November 22, 2013 / Helen Matzger
2013 will be known as a leap year in progress in the fight against cholera – it is the year when global access and financing for oral cholera vaccines became available.
"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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