May 17, 2013 / Mitchell Warren
Nothing about AIDS vaccine research and development has ever been easy or straightforward except for one simple truth: to end the AIDS epidemic we will ultimately need an effective vaccine.
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May 15, 2013 / Jennifer James
Supporting the release of Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers report 24 mom bloggers shared their birth stories for 24 straight hours in honor of the many babies who will not live past their first day of life and also to shed light on the
vast differences between care we have here and what mothers receive in poorer countries.
May 14, 2013 / Chris Williams
A few blogs – including Ed Week’s “Reality Check” – have recently repeated a Fast Company story that mistakenly reported that Bill Gates wants to put a camera in every classroom. The piece (since corrected) covered the filming of a TED talk on effective
teaching that Bill taped last month and that will air tonight on PBS.
May 13, 2013 / Melinda Gates
Yesterday, I gave the Commencement speech at Duke University, my alma mater. It's hard to express how moving it was to look out at 6,000 graduates, representing the millions of graduates around the world who are so full of promise.
May 11, 2013 / Melinda Gates
I fundamentally believe in the power of young people today to make the world a better place. The compassion, energy, and creativity I see students and young leaders showing every day never ceases to amaze and inspire me (and keep me on my toes).
"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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