September 22, 2012
The Social Good Summit 2012 is happening. For the next 3 days the summit will bring together people around the world who care about solving the world's most pressing problems, by using technology creatively. Here are 5 ways to take action right now.
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Amie Newman is a communications officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, working on the Global Digital team.
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"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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