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OTC & Mobile Money: Making Sense of the Data

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and GSMA have partnered on a research effort to understand over-the-counter mobile money transactions more deeply across geographies, putting forth a set of definitions and archetypes to help refine and advance our collective thinking on the issues and potential interventions.

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Contagious Content: The Role of Social Media in Global Health

As gratifying as the origins of this post’s spread may be, the unusual success of this map begs an important question about the important potential of using social media for communicating challenging global health issues like immunisation. Are we making the most of its responsive potential and huge reach?

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How Empowered Women Changed the World

Going back at least to Thomas Malthus, who published his An Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798, people have worried about doomsday scenarios in which food supply can’t keep up with population growth.

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Our Most Popular Infographics of 2013

Infographics are, quite simply, images that convey information. Here at the Gates Foundation we've found these images to be an excellent way to quickly and effectively get across information that we think is worth knowing.

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When Condoms Are Not Enough

Currently male and female condoms, the only prevention tools for sexually active people that simultaneously offer contraception with HIV and STI prevention, both require male partner cooperation. It is time to innovate new female initiated products that offer multipurpose prevention of HIV, STIs and unplanned pregnancy.

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