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.
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May 18, 2015 / Dagfinn Høybråten
Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers report underscores geographic disparities in vaccine availability.
August 23, 2011 / Andrea Long
Photos and stories from the hunger crisis in The Horn of Africa—a region that includes Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia—have brought to light suffering on an almost unimaginable scale.
May 20, 2011 / Kate Kerber, Ribka Amsalu
Imagine you are eight months pregnant with your third child, with two other young children at home. The ground starts moving violently beneath you and panic sets in. You flee your collapsing home with your children.
"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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