May 20, 2011 / Kate Kerber, Ribka Amsalu
Imagine you are eight months pregnant with your third child, with two other young children at home. The ground starts moving violently beneath you and panic sets in. You flee your collapsing home with your children.
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May 10, 2011 / Steve Landry
Pneumococcal disease, a bacterial infection, is the most common cause of
pneumonia. Pneumonia is the leading killer of children under five in Yemen, accounting for almost one-quarter of the country’s infant deaths.
"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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