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    Posted on: 23 February 2017

    The Urban Disadvantage: Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Priorities

    Date:  Thursday, 23 February 2017 Source:  New Security Beat For decades, the maternal and newborn health community has focused primarily on the rural poor. Now, more than half the world lives in urban settings with the ratio going up every year. In Latin America, an estimated 55 percent of under ...

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    Posted on: 23 February 2017

    Melinda Gates: I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am Today without Contraceptives

    Date:  Tuesday, 14 February 2017 Source:  Fortune “Growing up in a Catholic household in Texas, I never would have guessed that I would one day travel around the world talking about the benefits of contraceptives. I certainly never imagined that I'd speak out publicly about my own experience ...

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    Posted on: 23 February 2017

    Warren Buffett’s Best Investment

    Date:  Tuesday, 14 February 2017 Source:  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease and reduce inequity. A few months ago, Warren asked us to reflect on ...

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    Posted on: 9 February 2017

    Opinion: Want to Empower Women Worldwide? Give Them Access to Contraceptives

    Date:  Friday, 3 February 2017 Source:  National Geographic Melinda Gates shares why she advocates for over 225 million women around the globe who still lack access to modern contraceptives. Read more:  Opinion: Want to Empower Women Worldwide? Give Them Access to Contraceptives News Type:  Urban ...

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    Posted on: 31 January 2017

    Improving the Quality of Maternal and Newborn health in low-resource settings: lessons from the Saving Mothers, Giving Life Program

    Date:  Thursday, 19 January 2017 Source:  MHTF For maternal and child health advocates, witnessing the declines in maternal and newborn mortality over the past 25 years—especially the accelerated reductions during the last decade—has been encouraging. However, the reality that these largely ...

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    Posted on: 31 January 2017

    Melinda Gates commends Kaduna Govt on child health, others

    Date:  Wednesday, 18 January 2017 Source:  Premium Times The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has been commended for his leadership in improving child health. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BMGF, gave this assessment when she visited Kaduna on Wednesday. ...

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    Posted on: 9 January 2017

    Group tasks Lagos LG chairmen over release of funds for FP consumables

    Date:  Sunday, 1 January 2017 Source:  Vanguard AdddddAAdministrators of Local Governments in Lagos State have been called upon to make available and release regularly monthly imprest for family planning consumables at the Primary Health Centres in the State. Making the call during the last review ...

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    Posted on: 22 December 2016

    Family planning for ‘healthier, wealthier’ Africa: Melinda Gates

    Date:  Thursday, 22 December 2016- 2:00pm Source:  New Vision Family planning helps people in Africa to be healthier and wealthier, as women without contraceptives become locked in a "cycle of poverty," Melinda Gates told AFP at a conference on the topic held in the Ivory Coast. Family ...

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    Posted on: 22 December 2016

    Melinda Gates among the leading global thinkers of 2016

    Date:  Thursday, 22 December 2016 Source:  Foreign Policy The 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2016 are emblematic of our innate desire to confront pessimism rather than surrender to despair, to challenge ugliness rather than resign to failure. In a moment of great uncertainty, they should serve as ...

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    Posted on: 22 December 2016

    WHO Releases new fact sheets on adolescent contraceptive use

    Date:  Thursday, 22 December 2016 Source:  WHO WHO has launched a set of fact sheets which disaggregate existing data to highlight key information on the use and non-use of contraceptives by adolescents (ages 15-19) in 58 low and middle-income countries across the world. Read more:  WHO Fact ...

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