January 22, 2013 / Jessica Dorr
The Foundation's Global Libraries initiative is currently exploring ways to maximize its support of public libraries in ways that foster innovation and dramatically accelerate positive and lasting change in libraries throughout the U.S. and around the
world. We would like to hear your thoughts about how libraries can best serve their communities in a future where ebooks and ubiquitous digital content is the norm.
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December 10, 2012 / Helen Matzger
Amazingly (to me) social media is now important to my work; offering a larger, more comprehensive picture of cholera outbreaks and a way to communicate about cholera and other diseases to people around the world. The more we know, in real time, about where
cholera is appearing, the better we can fight it.
August 27, 2012 / Ari Katz
Around the world, libraries are on the front lines of innovative development.
August 16, 2011 / Matej Novak
By providing access to technology and trained library workers to facilitate its use, public libraries can play a critical role in advancing social and economic development, enhancing lives and strengthening communities.
"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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