Radu is leading the Measurement and Evidence work on the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In his position, he manages a research portfolio to better understand what approaches for sanitation service delivery work and how. Radu is a development economist by training, and obtained his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the foundation, Radu worked as an economist at the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) initiative, focusing on governance and community-driven development.
August 06, 2018 / Radu Ban, Jan Willem Rosenboom
This is the first of two blogs written about the “Sanitation and health evidence consensus meeting”, convened by WHO in Seattle on May 24 and 25 of 2018.
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"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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