10 Mar An Amazing Story of Saving Lives
Melinda Gates, The Huffington Post
We stand on the shoulders of some amazing female pioneers from the early 20th century. We honor them by carrying on their work, which in this day and age means making the case for supporting foreign aid and improving the health and lives of poor women and children around the world.
But I have to tell you that if I could pick any year to celebrate, I’d choose a different one. A lingering economic crisis and a painful budget debate are not the ideal backdrop for marking this historic occasion. 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.