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Melinda Gates

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  1. Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo HÉLÈNE MAMBU-MA-DISU In 2012, leaders from the international vaccine community put forth a challenge to the world: Extend the benefit of immunization to all people, regardless of where they live, by the year 2020. This framework, known as the Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) , has taken hold in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) —- a country whose government has increased its national immunization financing commitments by $8 million over three years. This commitment is remarkable considering that just four years ago the government was allocating little or no funding for immunization. Lasting health solutions that benefit all citizens can only truly be achieved when that nation fully finances its health programs. Staying true to this mission, the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program is supporting countries like DRC in their efforts to fully fund their national immunization programs in a sustainable manner — an effort that has seen unprecedented commitments from the national government. As a SIF Senior Program Officer in the DRC, I have witnessed an incredible shift over the past five years. In 2009, I went to the National Assembly to brief members of the sociocultural commission on the importance of immunization in childhood. The Members of Parliament (MPs) were extremely skeptical, and one MP even tried to kick me out of the meeting. Today, DRC is a different place; there is even a parliamentarian network here to support immunization activities and defend the immunization budget at the National Assembly, advocate for routine immunization budget increases and travel ... FULL ARTICLE AT Relief Web

  2. Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Country: India On July 3, 2014, the Prime Minister of India announced that three new vaccines, including an indigenously developed rotavirus vaccine, would be provided ... FULL ARTICLE AT Relief Web

  1. Over the past three months, a half-dozen leading tech companies have released diversity numbers, accompanied by pledges to improve them. "Walk into any hot tech company and you'll find ... FULL ARTICLE AT San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Everyone should have a chance to live a life equal to a rich kid's in Brooklyn,says the director of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India FULL ARTICLE AT Business Standard

  3. Aberdeen American News, Aberdeen, July 24, 2014 Leave lasting legacy without opening a pocketbook Recently, CBS reported that 127 of the world's 1,645 billionaires have joined The Giving ... FULL ARTICLE AT Insight

  1. [Gates Foundation]Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today set out why he is optimistic for Africa's future, stating that "the rise of this continent will ... FULL ARTICLE AT AllAfrica.com

  2. Nigeria could cut the number of polio cases to zero next year and be declared free of the disease in 2018 even though a national eradication campaign has had to ... FULL ARTICLE AT DNA India

  3. Source: Government of the United States of America Country: United Republic of Tanzania Delphina Peter Mamiro is mad about mushrooms. This senior lecturer at Tanzania’s Sokoine University of Agriculture ... FULL ARTICLE AT Relief Web

  4. Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Country: Zimbabwe By Tommy Clark What if the pathway to a medical procedure that could prevent HIV infections started on a soccer pitch? With a ... FULL ARTICLE AT Relief Web

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Melinda French Gates (born Melinda Ann French on August 15, 1964) is an American philanthropist. She is the co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a former unit manager for several Microsoft products such as Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Encarta, and Expedia. In 1994, she married Bill Gates, founder, chairman, and former chief software architect of Microsoft. They have... Full Article At Wikipedia.org

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