May 18, 2012 / Sita Shankar Wunnava
The woman in the green sari leans over the game of Snakes and Ladders and throws the dice. The women around her groan as she reads the words on the square where she lands.
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September 07, 2011 / Usha Kiran Tarigopula
For decades, Bihar has been known as one of India’s poorest and most backward states. About six years ago, things began to change when a new, reforming government was elected.
August 31, 2011 / Joy Lawn, Kate Kerber
One of every four newborn deaths around the world is an Indian child, according to new numbers released this week by the World Health Organization, Save the Children, and partners.
August 30, 2011 / Gary Darmstadt, Amie Newman, Monika Gutestam, Jo Ann Paradis
Any conversation about saving maternal and newborn health and lives, around the world, must include a discussion of the issue in India.
July 20, 2011 / Gary Darmstadt
This month the Government of India (GOI) made a landmark decision to provide an incentive payment to accredited social health activists (ASHAs) to conduct routine home-based newborn care. Why is it so momentous?
"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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