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How Germany Can Take the Lead in Global Health

The Gates Foundation recently announced that we’re opening a new European office in Berlin, and we are holding our annual Grand Challenges meeting in Germany’s capital city as well. Neither the time nor the place is a coincidence. Germany is an emerging leader in global health. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the World Health Summit, an annual convening of global health leaders hosted by Germany with the co-sponsorship of other European Union nations.

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How Germany Can Take the Lead in Global Health

The Gates Foundation recently announced that we’re opening a new European office in Berlin, and we are holding our annual Grand Challenges meeting in Germany’s capital city as well. Neither the time nor the place is a coincidence. Germany is an emerging leader in global health. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the World Health Summit, an annual convening of global health leaders hosted by Germany with the co-sponsorship of other European Union nations.

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Teach to Reach: Moving from theory to implementation and taking action in India

At the third global Teach to Reach Summit, participants learned how to turn their ideas for how to improve workforce capacity into action.

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Reflecting Back on a Grand Decade of Innovation

Nearly fifteen years ago, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched Grand Challenges—a landmark initiative to fund promising early-stage scientific innovations that could prevent, treat and cure diseases in the developing world.

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Gut microbes are critical enablers

Promoting the development of healthy gut bacteria through appropriate nutritional interventions could go a long way in boosting overall health.

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Six months, two thousand feeds: It is essential to recognise that breastfeeding is not only the mother’s responsibility

In India, analysis of breastfeeding trends shows that, over the last decade, the percentage of infants (under six months of age) who were exclusively breastfed in India increased from 46.4% to 54.9%. The national average, however, conceals variability across states – the rate in Bihar, for instance, has gone up, but it has fallen in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.

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