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Improving Nutrition Crucial To Preventing Child Deaths, Melinda Gates Says

Wall Street Journal: Melinda Gates Fights Childhood Malnutrition “Fighting malnutrition is one of the most cost-effective — and under-appreciated — ways to save children’s lives in the developing world, said Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the world’s wealthiest charities. And the best ways…

Improving Childhood Nutrition Will Help Lower Global Child Mortality

Quartz: Bill Gates: Keep up the momentum against child mortality Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…It’s vital that the new [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] keep child mortality as a primary area of focus — and that they establish clear, aggressive benchmarks for further progress. ……

Gates Foundation Pledges $776M Over 6 Years To Improve Global Nutrition, Halve Child Deaths

Devex: Gates pledges $776M for malnutrition, unlocks U.K. commitments “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — the world’s largest private foundation — will spend $776 million over the next six years to fight malnutrition, a strong signal of support for a historically underfunded sector, according to the foundation’s leaders…” (Igoe,…

Gates Foundation To Increase Nutrition Investments To Boost Other Development Sectors

Devex: Gates Foundation ‘more than doubling down’ on nutrition “Speaking Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-chair Melinda Gates said her foundation — the world’s largest private foundation — will be ‘more than doubling down’ on nutrition investments in the lead-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in…

Ending Disparity In Vaccine Coverage Will Save More Lives

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: We Must End Global Disparities for Mothers and Children Dagfinn Høybråten, chair of the Board of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, discusses the importance of ending disparities in vaccine coverage and writes, “Gavi is now embarking on a goal to increase to 50 percent…

Successful Marketing Of NTDs Garners Attention, Funding Commitments

International Business Times: How Three Scientists ‘Marketed’ Neglected Tropical Diseases And Raised More Than $1 Billion “…[T]hese [17] maladies were largely ignored until three researchers came up with the surprisingly simple idea to ‘market’ them to politicians and private foundations collectively as ‘neglected tropical diseases.’ … This simple strategy –…