April 11, 2014 / Ariel Pablos-Mendez
In celebrating World Health Worker Week, we're reminded of the challenge of addressing the health workforce crises to meet the global health priorities of USAID.
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March 06, 2014 / Mandy Folse
At Thursday's confirmation hearing for the next head of PEPFAR Deborah Birx the critical hurdle of helath workforce shortages must be addressed.
February 07, 2014 / Rebecca Kohler
How will health workers adjust to meet the world's needs post-2015? By evolving along with them.
November 27, 2013 / Melinda Gates
Today, more than 10 million people are receiving anti-retroviral therapy, which is 99 percent cheaper than it was back then. The rate of new HIV infections has also fallen by one-third.
August 01, 2013 / Eric Kilongi
A support group started by frontline health workers in Kenya is promoting exclusive breast-feeding to reduce mother-to-child transmission and improve overall child health and nutrition.
"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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