Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Topics / Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health

Safeguarding the health of mothers and young children is one of the world’s most urgent priorities and a core focus of our work. Every year in developing countries, millions of mothers and their babies die during childbirth or in the first months of life. These deaths can be prevented.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Motorbikes Speed Up HIV Test Results In Malawi

Improvements to Malawi’s network for transporting laboratory samples will help people living with HIV get vital test results quicker.

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What Happened at the “Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India” and What’s Next?

We saw a tremendous amount of progress at the 2014 “Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India” we held in New Delhi last month. Just 18 months after the first fair, our partners came to New Delhi with early versions of toilets that look like real commercial products. It was amazing to see so many ideas and technologies integrated into devices that can safely collect and processes human waste.

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Thank a Health Worker – Unsung Heroes of Global Health

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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Five Key Steps to Making the Health Workforce a Post-MDG Priority

The end of the Millennium Development Goals is fast approaching. Let’s make sure our next set of global commitments is sustainable by putting health workers at the center.

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Empowered Health Workers Improve Health Care, One Facility at a Time

Uganda strengthens health service delivery by focusing on the people who provide quality care.

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