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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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7 Ways to Start Some Good this Holiday Season

How are you giving back this Holiday Season? Catapult makes it easy with this list of seven ways to do good.

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It's Time to Keep Our Promises to Women and Girls

Last summer Melinda Gates and the UK Government convened world leaders and women’s organisations in London to jointly promise 120 million women that we would bring them contraceptive choices by 2020.

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