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Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene, Tuberculosis, Grand Challenges

A strong foundation for progress- Supporting and enabling groundbreaking projects from inception to results on the ground.

The challenge of improving sanitation demands a pipeline of technological solutions from India’s best minds, along with sustained funding.

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A strong foundation for progress- Supporting and enabling groundbreaking projects from inception to results on the ground.

The challenge of improving sanitation demands a pipeline of technological solutions from India’s best minds, along with sustained funding.

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Looking for Bold New Partners to Join the Fight Against Malnutrition

Despite significant progress in recent decades, malnutrition is still a huge barrier to children’s health and development around the world. The numbers speak for themselves: poor nutrition is an underlying cause of nearly half of child deaths, and leads to stunted development in 155 million children each year.

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Innovation: A New Lens on Child Nutrition

You’ve probably never heard of Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED), even though many experts believe that it’s one of the major reasons why hundreds of millions of people in developing countries suffer from cognitive or physical disabilities. The problem is, EED is a mystery: We know very little about what causes it or how to treat it.

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Innovation: Understanding Global Differences in Human Milk Nutrients

Lindsay Allen, the Director of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, California, might know more about vitamin B-12 deficiency than anyone in the world. By now there’s not much in the study of B-12 that surprises her. But Dr. Allen says that when she was researching infant nutrition in Guatemala – and figured out that half of the babies in her study got virtually no vitamin B-12 from their mothers’ milk – the discovery “freaked me out.” She immediately turned her attention studying breast milk. And the Gates Foundation is supporting her as she works to make sure that every child gets the best nutrition possible, right from birth.

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5 Reasons the Global Gap in Rotavirus Vaccine Access is Shrinking

Remarkable progress has been made in bringing rotavirus vaccine to those children most at risk, but still more needs to be done to achieve vaccine equity.

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