Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Looking for the Mothers: Connecting Bereaved Parents with Grief Counselors in Zambia

A team based in Lusaka and Boston wants to better understand the causes of child mortality in Zambia. As part of their work, they are bridging the gap between scientific research and mental health by offering grief counseling to bereaved parents.

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Walking a Marathon to Give Birth

Every year, around 300,000 women and 2.8 newborns die during pregnancy and childbirth – more than half in sub-Saharan Africa – and many of these deaths occur because women live miles away from the care they need during childbirth and lack the transportation they need to get there.

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Ideas Wanted: New Ways to Reduce Childhood Pneumonia Deaths

If we hope to see fewer children dying of pneumonia in the next 15 years, the same way we have in the previous 15, we will need to pay more attention to this overlap and the role of undernutrition in pneumonia.

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A Continued Commitment to U.S. Leadership on HIV

As the world transitions from the successful implementation of an emergency response to AIDS to the equally important job of building sustained access to HIV prevention and treatment, continued leadership from PEPFAR and the Global Fund will be critical.

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Perspectives: Reaching and Treating People with TB and HIV

ACTION talks with African experts about what we need to do to reach, treat, and cure everyone with TB and HIV.

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