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Anita Zaidi tours the Veerangana Awanti Bai Women Hospital with physician, Kirti Tiwari in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, on November 7, 2023.

Imagine if women’s health had the resources it deserves

It’s time for women to be a priority. 
By Anita Zaidi President, Gender Equality Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jane Waire performs an ultrasound on Faith Nwanza in Mai Mahiu, Kenya.

Ultrasounds in hand, midwives are transforming maternal health

By Rasa Izadnegahdar Director, Maternal, Newborn, Child Nutrition & Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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A user accesses the mDoc website on a smartphone during an outreach program at the Balogun Market in Lagos, Nigeria, on September 14, 2023. mDoc is a social enterprise that integrates proven methodologies in quality improvement and behavioral science with web and mobile-based technology to optimize the end to end care experience for people living with chronic health needs such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.

How Nneka Mobisson and mDoc use AI and Large Language Models to drive health equity

Nneka Mobisson’s father believed in the power of technology to save lives in Africa. She’s honoring his memory by using AI to take on inequalities in healthcare.
Darlington Akoko

A scientist uses AI to give Africans control of their health

Darlington Akogo, Founder & CEO of minoHealth AI Labs, discusses how his product can save lives with a “digital doctor.”
Bill Gates with polio survivors and their families.

Bill Gates talks with polio survivors

Why is polio eradication important? On his recent trip to Brussels, Bill Gates sat down with polio survivors and their families (hosted by Jacob Beautemps from Breaking Lab) to learn about their experiences with this preventable disease.
Ram Bhatari, a recipient of the India Post Payments Bank’s door to door banking effort, tells her story about her pension with digital tools.

Financial independence through last mile service delivery

Ram Bhatari, a recipient of the India Post Payments Bank’s door to door banking effort, tells her story about her pension with digital tools.

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