January 08, 2013 / Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Leora Klapper
The World Bank's Development Research Group Global Findex is a gold mine of data about how people around the world save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk in their day-to-day lives.
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August 27, 2012 / Bill Gates
Angola marked a full year, this past month, without a new case of polio.
July 26, 2012 / Jennifer James
By 2015 15,000 midwives will effectively care for seven million African women each year.
January 17, 2012 / Erin Hohlfelder
Friday the 13th is a day known for superstition, fear, and bad luck. But the global health community in India attained a milestone that will ensure that we remember this past Friday the 13th as a day of progress and hope.
May 13, 2011 / John Wecker
At the end of
African Vaccination Week last week, top health officials in Sudan held a press conference in which they announced their intention to introduce, on a nationwide scale, a vaccine against rotavirus—the most deadly cause of severe and fatal diarrhea.
"I am convinced that through the telling of stories, we discover what connects us." —Melinda Gates
"Our young people are the future. We must provide for them. We must give them the positive leadership they are asking for." —Grace Murray Hopper
"The number of people dying from AIDS has gone down by more than 20% in the last five years, to fewer than 2 million annually. Given the lives that at stake, I'm impatient enough that I'm willing to be viewed as a troublemaker by those happy with the status
quo." —Bill Gates
"I have an optimistic view of human nature. For the most part, I believe people are good, that we want to help our neighbors. I believe people want to be good citizens. When they see a problem, they want to fix it." —William H. Gates, Sr.
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
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