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Dr. Gary L. Darmstadt
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Dr. Gary L. Darmstadt, Senior Fellow, Global Development Program, provides strategic counsel on cross-program learning and integration opportunities that show promising impact and strategic importance, particularly involving women and girls. He joined the Global Health Program at the foundation as Senior Program Officer, Newborn Health in February of 2008, became Team Lead for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) and Interim Deputy Director of Integrated Health Solutions Development in October 2008, and Director of the Family Health Division in January 2010. He is also an active member of the Global Health India team.

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Grand Challenge: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 3:12 PM

Co-authored by Sarah Henry, Senior Consultant, Global Health Visions and Luca Passerini, Program Officer, Gates Fellows Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Over the last decade the Grand Challenges family of programs has fostered innovation and partnership to address some of the world's most difficult global health and development challenges...

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Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 4:25 PM

It is well-recognized that gender inequalities exist around the world. Evidence has also mounted showing that the marginalization and neglect of the needs, roles and potential of women and girls are key factors limiting advances in human health and development outcomes for all -- women, men, boys and girls.

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Moving FP2020 Forward

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 12:57 PM

How do you reach 120 million additional women with lifesaving contraceptives?

Many people have been asking that question and discussing possible answers since the London Summit on Family Planning last year.

A partnership that was formed last September has finalized the details of one...

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London Family Planning Summit: Not Business as Usual

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 8:00 PM

The London Summit on Family Planning is fast-approaching on 11 July, and enormous efforts have already gone into mobilizing global support and commitments to increased access to voluntary family planning and creating frameworks for ensuring the highest-quality family planning programs, and monitoring these programs in new ways. We...

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Family Planning: Reaching for the Summit

(4) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 10:15 AM

Not long ago, I met a young woman in India named Meena whose daily struggle to provide for her five children left a lasting impression on me. She and her 2-week-old baby participated in a family health program that my team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports. Meena...

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