Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Report Says Seven Innovations Could Save 2 Million ...


Foundation: Gates Foundation

"We have seen over and over again that when countries actually prioritize and invest in women's health, they unleash a powerful engine for progress that can reduce poverty, advance gender equality, and build resilient economies."

That's the message from Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in their seventh annual "Goalkeeper's Report" on maternal and child health.

The report, released Tuesday, finds that the world has failed to meet one of the goals of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals: cut the maternal mortality rate to less than 70 out of 100,000 births and the newborn mortality rate to 12 deaths per 1,000 live births by 2030, reports the CBC.

"As is so often the case in global health, innovations aren't making their way to the people who need them mostwomen in low-income countries, as well as Black and Indigenous women in high-income countries like the United States, who are dying at three times the rate of white women," write French Gates and Gates.

"That needs to change."

The report focuses on seven innovations and practices that could save 2 million lives by 2030 and 6.4 million by 2040.

Among them: a single-time infusion of IV iron for pregnant women to replenish Read the Entire Article


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Foundation: Communities Foundation of Texas

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Foundation: Packard Foundation

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