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Bill Gates, Global Health Magazine I have always been interested in the scientific discoveries underlying health advances in developing countries. The benefits of such breakthroughs are substantial, with the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives. And the challenges are great, often involving issues that...

Poverty Matters Blog Sixty years ago, on 12 February 1951, the Manchester Guardian carried a letter from Victor Gollancz calling for people to join him in an urgent campaign against world poverty and militarism. Britain was at that time fighting an unwinnable war in Korea, and...

Tina Rosenberg, The New York Times Opinionator For the next few weeks, I’ll be writing about an idea that can make people healthier while bringing down health care costs, both in poor countries and in the United States. The strategy is to move beyond doctors — to...

ONE Partners Arrived early this morning in Dakar, Senegal on a short trip with the good folks at Malaria No More. I’ve only been to Senegal once before, in 2005, but it is obvious how much as changed. Our first briefing was with the USAID experts who...

ONE Partners This morning in Kenya, I had an exciting preview to an event we’re anticipating in my country, Cameroon, later on this year. Specifically, I joined the president of Kenya and other leaders for the celebration of the introduction of a new vaccine against the...

Melinda Gates - The Huffington Post Today in Nairobi, hundreds of children will receive protection from pneumonia. Kenya's President Emilio Mwai Kibaki will join GAVI Alliance CEO Helen Evans, John Hopkins University's Dr. Orin Levine, pediatricians, health workers, and other partners to celebrate the introduction...

Sarah Bosley's Global Health Blog - The Guardian Congratulations to Kenya and to Gavi, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations, and to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the official launch in Africa today of its vaccine against pneumococcal disease. There is every likelihood that the vaccine will...

On Wednesday in Paris, a group of international donors agreed to a new standard for publishing their aid flows, in a common language and format, to make the information easier to access and compare. Although this may not seem particularly exciting at the outset, it...

It is no surprise that in the current budget cutting climate sweeping over Washington that many have taken aim at foreign aid, long a favorite target that is easy to demagogue no matter what the evidence to the contrary. Whipping up the frenzy recently was...

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