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Q&A: What's On My Mind For Mother's Day

Melinda Gates | Posted 07.06.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

I recently sat down with foundation staff member Amie Newman to answer some of her questions about maternal health. It's a topic about which I am passionate.

A Parade of Humanity - HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 07.06.2011 | World
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly In mid-April I traveled to Ethiopia and zigzagged 1000 miles across the rolling hills and towns of the northern Amhara region with the...

Nothing to Quack About

Melinda Gates | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Melinda Gates

Private rural practitioners, or "quacks," deliver the vast majority of healthcare in many countries around the world. These providers are entrepreneurs who play an important role in the community.

Making a Difference One Life at a Time

Melinda Gates | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Seven billion people live on the planet. And we want every one of them to have the chance to live a healthy and productive life.

Breaking the Silence Around Stillbirths

Melinda Gates | Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Stillbirth is a devastating occurrence for families. Oftentimes mothers must suffer through this tragedy alone, facing blame, isolation and pressure to become pregnant again soon.

An Opportunity We Cannot Afford to Miss

Nalini Saligram | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Nalini Saligram

NCDs are our generation's problem to fix. And fix it we must. The UN Summit is our first step.

World Health Day: Charting a Course Ahead on Malnutrition

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Marc Van Ameringen

World Health Day is an opportunity to reflect on what's been achieved, the challenges that lie immediately ahead, and focus on the future. Particularly for malnutrition, this yearly event is vital.

Impact of Global Health Cuts Alarming, But Not Alarmist

Joanne Carter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

According to Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, budget cuts proposed by the House would "lead to 70,000 kids dying" by scaling back on things like malaria and immunization programs.

US Rep Chris Smith Takes His War on Women Global...on Your Dime

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics
Serra Sippel

Last week, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) decided that what taxpayers in his Trenton district really needed was for him to intercede in Kenyans' democratic decisions around abortion.

World Water Day's Over: What's Next?

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Sauer

It is possible to solve the water and sanitation challenge, but it won't be addressed by applying the same thinking as in years past.

On World TB Day, Fighting Tuberculosis in Bangladesh

Mark Leon Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Leon Goldberg

2011-03-24-tb.jpgCompared the HIV/AIDS or Malaria, Tuberculosis is by far the most prevalent infectious disease in Bangladesh.

The Hardest Workers

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

I am filled with tremendous optimism mostly due to one fact: while we here at the foundation might be working hard to help lift people out of poverty, the poor are working harder.

We Can Save Lives, But Will We?

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

2011-03-10-gates.jpgSimply teaching mothers to hold their babies against their skin can make huge differences in a baby's health.

In Honor of Women's History Month: Travel as a Catalyst for Change

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

Travel is a strong catalyst for change. Sustainable tourism, at its best, "provides hard currency, jobs, and connects people to really understand the needs of a community."

Cuts That Kill: The Senate Must Restore Global Health Funding

Joanne Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

A House-proposed bill proposes deep cuts to some of the most effective investments the US makes globally, including a drastic 40 percent reduction for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

An Amazing Story of Saving Lives

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Many of the programs on which poor women and children depend for their survival are at risk of losing support in the halls of government. But the thing that gives me hope is our story.

AIDS Activism: Confusing Accountability With Personal Attacks

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anand Reddi

By not providing "new" money towards maternal and child health, President Obama had in de facto pitted HIV/AIDS against other global health objectives.

International Women's Day: Looking Ahead 100 Years

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

My vision is, within the next 100 years, but hopefully much sooner, women everywhere will have the knowledge to save their lives, and the lives of their babies. Yes, it is ambitious -- but if don't imagine it, we will never achieve it.

Discussing Family Planning With the Mothers of Korogocho

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

As different as many of their experiences are from mine -- fighting their husbands for the right to plan, struggling to put food on the table -- there is something universal in motherhood that unites us.

Global AIDS Watchdogs Worry U.S. Neglecting Its Leadership Role

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Washington clearly has a stake in the battle against HIV/AIDS, but how do we reconcile that with the chilling fact that black men in the nation's capital experience rates of HIV that rival that of Sub-saharan Africa?

My 2011 Annual Letter

Bill Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bill Gates

This year I am making the case against cutting foreign aid for the poorest, even in the current budget environment. Whether you think it's an issue of morality or enlightened self-interest, aid spending is uniquely effective spending.

Leadership + Innovation = Lives Saved

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

AMC has brought a state-of-the art pneumonia vaccine to Kenya about 18 months after it was introduced in Europe; until now, it took 15 to 20 years for new vaccines to trickle down to poor countries.

Davos, the MDGs -- and What's Missing

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

This year at Davos, we wrestled with gender issues, financial gaps, and new strategies for healthcare delivery. One topic that was not on the agenda enough? The population issue.

A Hidden Prescription for Jobs: Global health R&D

John Edward Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Edward Porter

Global health research and development is not only in the health interest of Illinoisans -- it has also become a hidden engine for new jobs and economic growth.

Genesis of Haiti's Second Humanitarian Disaster

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

When cases of cholera began to emerge in late October, it would prove much more difficult to sound the alarm that a new catastrophe was in our midst and demanded our attention.