October 10, 2016 / Trevor Mundel
Chances are you’ve never heard of onchocerciasis. Sometimes it’s known by the nickname “river blindness,” but you’ve probably never heard of that, either. Unfortunately, almost 40 million people suffer from it.
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September 28, 2016 / Michel Zaffran
Polio thrives in climates of neglect and indifference, but the world's refusal to accept its existence will drive it out wherever it may live.
May 12, 2015 / David Sack
An innovative diagnostic allows health workers to prevent a cholera outbreak in Cameroon.
February 03, 2015 / Issa Hayatou
In Africa, football can play a powerful role in stopping malaria.
September 19, 2013 / Mandy Moore
PSI Global Ambassador Mandy Moore writes the work she witnessed of Cameroonian frontline health worker Atangana Manga exemplifies why firm commitments are needed to address the global 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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