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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...

Joseph Kariuki, allAfrica.com According to data available from the Gates Foundation, one in 12 children in Kenya suffers from pneumonia. The illness kills 30,000 children each year, and many more are left with permanent disabilities. Now there is a new vaccine that can prevent many thousands...

Amanda Glassman, Global Health Policy This week, Dr. Seth Berkley was named Chief Executive Officer of the GAVI Alliance. Expectations are high as GAVI seeks to raise US$ 3.7 billion this year for childhood vaccination in poor countries. Here are some ideas and questions for...

Examiner.com Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation officially launched Saving Lives at Birth today during an event at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington DC. Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development...

Mary Robinson, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation It is also a day to reflect on what has not yet been delivered for women. Every day, 1500 women die while giving birth to a new life. Every year, over a quarter of a million women die from...

Yvonne Singh, Guardian.co.uk On Tuesday 8 March, the 100th anniversary of International women's day, more than a thousand activists will be attending a rally on Washington's Capitol Hill as part of a global round of celebratory activities, demanding a better future for some of the world's...

Emine Saner, Guardian.co.uk "Women have come a long way in the last 50 years. Much of this has been achieved despite, not because of, the attitude of powerful men," says Graca Machel, freedom fighter, education champion and tireless advocate for the rights of women and children....

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