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Ending neglect, ending disease: River blindness in West Africa

To eliminate devastating tropical diseases, affected countries must make a serious financial commitment and donors and partners must cede ownership of programs to the people on the ground who understand what needs to be done.
By Daniel Boakye Senior Technical Advisor, END Fund
Sweety, an assistant quality checker at a garment factory, learned how to use an ATM and track income and expenses with HERproject.

Global Findex 2021: How digital wages empower Bangladeshi women

By Snigdha Ali Program Officer, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Bill Gates, Anita Zaidi, Keith Klugman, and Lynda Stuart meet over a working dinner

The Working Dinner video series

The Gates Foundation invites you to join our co-chairs and global health experts in a series of working dinners. Watch as they share in both a meal and reflections on COVID-19 learnings that might help us prevent the next pandemic.

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