April 30, 2013 / Jeff Raikes, Wolfgang Munar
Jeff Raikes and Wolfgang Munar visit the communities of Carti and Wichub-Huala, in the San Blas Islands archipelago, an autonomous territory of the Kuna Peoples.
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March 21, 2013 / Gary Darmstadt, Wolfgang Munar
We know that baselines matter to set up the starting point in the race for improved health status for the most disadvantaged communities in Mesoamerica.
July 13, 2011 / Ling Wong
Back in 2008, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began an experiment in promoting early-stage, speculative research in global health and development by launching an “innovation engine” called Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE).
"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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