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in developing countries who are “living proof ” that U.S. investments are sav- ing and transforming lives. The campaign's first televi- sion ad, called “i am liv- ing Proof,” can be viewed at the campaign's website. additionally, on October 27, Bill and Melinda Gates gave a multimedia presen- tation to policy makers and opinion leaders in Washing- ton, D.c., which highlight- ed opportunities to build on today's global health successes. in the coming months, the living Proof Project will announce addi- tional activities and events to inform americans about the latest progress in global health.
Recent evidence dem- onstrates that major U.S.- funded global health initiatives are achieving im- pressive results and help- ing to transform lives and communities.
Malnutrition The Global
With more than 50 percent of children under five in Egypt suffering from anemia, adding es- sential nutrients to daily food is a simple way to keep children and families healthy. Luxo , Egypt. 2009. Photo courtesy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / Oliver Asselin.
tion (GaiN) envisions a world without malnu- trition. Today over 2 bil- lion people are affected by malnutrition, which kills 3.5 million children un- der five years of age every year and heavily burdens health systems. Through
Men working in a field in Timbuktu, Mali.
People start lining up more than an hour before a bakery opens in the morning. With a limited amount of nutrient-enriched bread available, the demand is high. Luxo , Egypt. 2009. Photo courtesy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / Oliver Asselin.
their National Fortifica- tion Program, which be- gan in 2003, GaiN works in 17 countries with high levels of vitamin and min- eral deficiencies to fortify staple foods and condi- ments such as wheat flour, maize meal, sugar, vegeta- ble oil, milk, soy sauce, and fish sauce. GaiN receives funding from a number of organizations, including the Gates Foundation and the United States agency for international Develop- ment (USaiD), and works
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