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.

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A Potential Breakthrough in the Fight against Dengue Fever

For the nearly three billion people worldwide who live at risk of dengue fever – a mosquito-transmitted disease that is a leading cause of severe illness and death in more than 100 countries – prospects for the development of the first effective dengue vaccine brightened considerably today.

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When Impact Matters More Than Invention

More support is needed for the translation of new inventions into feasible, life-changing products by developers, particularly for those aimed at resource poor environments.

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Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health: Saving Lives in Nepal

This blog is part of a series linked to the Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health studies presented at this year’s Partners’ Forum. PMNCH, WHO, World Bank and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, worked closely with Ministries of Health, academic institutions and other partners on a three-year multidisciplinary, multi-country initiative that aimed to understand what factors enabled some low- and middle- income countries to achieve rapid reductions in maternal and child mortality.

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Can a Village Revolution for Mothers and Newborns Go Global?

Hopefully, this will mark the beginning of one of the world's greatest health crusades in history -- ending preventable deaths of mothers and newborns and stillbirths within our own lifetime.

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21st Century Progress in Africa: Achieving MDG 5 in Rwanda

21st Century Progress in Africa: Achieving MDG 5 in Rwanda

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