March 04, 2013 / Chris Helfrich
My unforgettable visit last week to Gihembe Refugee Camp in Rwanda with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign reinforced two things. One: Our collective work to fight malaria is paying off. Two: We still have a lot of work to do to
end malaria deaths for good.
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January 08, 2013 / Rahim Kanani
Often, it’s not about inventing new technologies, but repurposing existing ones.
December 21, 2012 / Yacine Diop Djibo
Although preventable and treatable, malaria takes the life of one child every 60 seconds in Africa. In Thienaba, Senegal, one man’s grief and determination inspired the community to take a stand against the disease.
December 17, 2012 / John Lusingu, MD, PhD
When I think about the search for a malaria vaccine, I think about most of the parents back home in Africa.
December 04, 2012 / Gates Foundation
Photo of the day for Tuesday, December4, 2012.
"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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