October 29, 2012 / Tyler LePard
A roundup of the news for October 29: Hurricane Sandy, a new HIV test, and Malawi introduces the rotavirus vaccine.
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January 05, 2012 / Deborah Lacy
Mobile phones can help diagnose malaria in rural areas. Imagine the lives that can be saved.
September 27, 2011 / Michael Kimerling
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched a groundbreaking action plan (2011-2015) to combat tuberculosis in Europe.
April 28, 2011 / Chris Wilson
We’re on the hunt for innovation. The reason why is simple. Innovation fuels progress. And progress is what’s needed to solve the global health and development challenges we face.
March 24, 2011 / Joanne Carter
On a Friday evening in 1882, Dr. Robert Koch stood before a rapt audience at the Berlin Physiological Society and presented a momentous discovery: the identification of the bacteria that causes
"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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