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Entries by Melinda Gates from 09/2011

Supporting Health Workers on the Frontlines

| Posted 09.15.2011 | Impact

Today, millions of preventable child deaths and hundreds of thousands of needless maternal deaths still occur each year. To dramatically reduce these deaths, the world desperately needs more heroes on the front lines.

Why Twitter, Why Now?

| Posted 09.21.2011 | Impact

There is not a moment to waste when millions of people's lives and futures are at stake. This impatience is why I'm happy to be joining Twitter officially today as @melindagates. After all, what's more impatient than a tweet?

Childhood Deaths Continue to Decline, But Are We Doing All We Can?

| Posted 09.22.2011 | Impact

Each year, I eagerly await the publication of one number: the number of childhood deaths around the world.

A Conversation With Teachers at Education Nation's Teacher Town Hall

| Posted 09.23.2011 | Education

Almost everyone has a warm memory of an instructor who inspired us, challenged us and believed in our potential. I still think about my favorite teacher, Mrs. Bauer, who changed my life.