July 20, 2012
A shop attendant advertises condoms at a medicine shop near the site for HIV/AIDS Prevention Through Education Program in Ghana. (Koforidua, Ghana, 2008)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to ensure that all people have the opportunity to lead a healthy, productive life.
In an Unpredictable HIV Vaccine Search, Hope Still Reigns
Maximizing US Global Health Investments: Investing in the Frontline
A Growing Movement to Solve the Frontline Health Workforce Crises
"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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