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Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The TED conferences feature talks by some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and creative, influential change makers. I am returning to TED both as a speaker myself and as the curator of a session with four speakers devoted...

UN News Centre 28 February 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded the role philanthropists play in facilitating access to education and encouraged them to commit more resources to improve quality and ensure that even the most marginalized children have opportunities to acquire education. “The world needs...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk If you want to see iron resolve in action, take a trip to the Kachange camp for displaced people in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is a war zone. Families in the sprawling camp have lost everything – everything...

allAfrica.com GAVI recognised for critical role in reducing childhood deaths through vaccination and bringing together immunisation partners. The GAVI Alliance welcomed a UK Government review issued today that found the public-private partnership to be highly cost effective and critical in reducing deaths among children under five years...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk If only real life was as simple as word processing. Search and replace, problem solved. At a talk at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton on Thursday, a member of the audience explained how, while doing some recent work for a major development...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk If you express concerns about the negative consequences that over-dependence on aid can have for development, as I did in Mali recently, a common response is that there is no alternative. How else can vital services and infrastructure be funded? This is entirely...

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization Mr Chairman, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, I will be brief and to the point. An area of work that affects the capacity of medicines to protect public health has become clouded with confusion and controversy. We need to...

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