July 16, 2012 / Peter Kithene
It’s my third week as a summer intern here at the foundation. I’m embedded within the communications department, and I’m having a hard time processing the incredible programs, the multiplicity of efforts, and the outstanding people.
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June 07, 2012 / Judith Ochola
Growing up the sixth child in a family of ten in a small village in Siaya County was not the positive experience that it should have been.
May 29, 2012 / Chris Helfrich
The spot where we had stopped in Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya wasn’t supposed to be anyone’s home. But nearly 8,000 people have flooded Kakuma since the beginning of the year ...
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.
May 10, 2012 / Jennifer James
Despite these grim reminders that over 350,000 women die every year during childbirth there are successes and there is movement toward measurable progress to reduce the rate of maternal deaths globally.
"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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