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Our Response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

This week, we announced two emergency response grants totaling $2.8 million to meet the critical needs of those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

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Helping Reduce Child Pneumonia Deaths in Cambodian Rural Communities

The Malaria Consortium's Pneumonia Diagnostics Project is taking on the challenge of reducing under-five pneumonia deaths by finding the best tools to diagnose its symptoms.

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It’s World Immunization Week: Do You Know Where Your Child’s Vaccination Card Is?

Like many parents, my wife and I eagerly documented the first few years of our daughters’ lives, excited to chronicle every milestone. We can dig out video footage of their first steps, and unroll the old growth charts where we measured their heights each year. I have no doubt we could also find their early finger-paintings, and every single report card—but if we were asked to produce a record of their immunizations, we would come up short.

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“An Ounce of Prevention...”

Life lessons and the cold chain- simple measures create significant impact. In Mozambique, a simple approach to maintenance results in a 50% increase in fridge uptime, greatly improving cold chain performance.

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Gates Foundation Reflections on a Polio-Free India

January 13, 2014 marked three years without a single case of wildpolio in India. This is a monumental achievement for India and for all of global health that shows us what is possible. Earlier this week Bill Gates explained the significance of this milestone on Impatient Optimists. At the foundation, several members of our program team came to us directly from supporting the program in India. We wanted to hear their reflections on this milestone -- below is what they had to say.

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