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A focus on diseases and cures can mask the underlying issue: lack of access to quality healthcare.

Inadequate access results in millions of preventable deaths every year. Developing countries are served by one-tenth as many doctors and nurses per capita as high-income areas. The developed world suffers too.
We advance innovations that enable access to and ensure use of reliable, affordable and appropriate healthcare that leads to improved health outcomes in disadvantaged populations.
 

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Apr 21 - 27, 2014
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The Battle to End Malaria: Senegal Leads by Example

Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Government of Senegal

Mark Dybul, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

 
 
 

In the years ahead, the Global Fund will deepen its work with governments and encourage increased private sector investments and domestic co-financing. On this World Malaria Day, will you join us in mobilizing the resources needed to seize the opportunity to defeat malaria once and for all?

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In the years ahead, the Global Fund will deepen its work with governments and encourage increased private sector investments and domestic co-financing. On this World Malaria Day, will you join us in mobilizing the resources needed to seize the opportunity to defeat malaria once and for all?

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How Muslims and Christians in Sierra Leone are Working Together to Prevent Malaria

Charlotte Keenan
Tony Blair Faith Foundation

 
 
 

Sierra Leone may lack public health provision, but it has got many people of faith. What this program has proved is that they can be powerful agents of positive behavioral change.

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Sierra Leone may lack public health provision, but it has got many people of faith. What this program has proved is that they can be powerful agents of positive behavioral change.

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Cracking the Code on Social Impact

Lucy Bartlett
Independent

 
 
 

Jason Saul, CEO of Mission Measurement, and Nolan Gasser, Chief Musicologist at Pandora, might, at first, seem like an unusual pairing for a session at the Skoll World Forum, but there again, what is usual for this event.

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Jason Saul, CEO of Mission Measurement, and Nolan Gasser, Chief Musicologist at Pandora, might, at first, seem like an unusual pairing for a session at the Skoll World Forum, but there again, what is usual for this event.

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How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World

Entrepreneur.com

Franchising is a powerful business model capable of efficiently delivering to the masses such varied resources as oil changes, emergency medical care, accounting services and jelly doughnuts. But could it do even more?

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Franchising is a powerful business model capable of efficiently delivering to the masses such varied resources as oil changes, emergency medical care, accounting services and jelly doughnuts. But could it do even more?

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Q&A with Paul Farmer: Rwanda as a Healthcare Success Story

GlobalPost

Twenty years after the genocide, Paul Farmer reflects on how Rwanda became a model of inclusive healthcare.

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Twenty years after the genocide, Paul Farmer reflects on how Rwanda became a model of inclusive healthcare.

“In the 20th century, wars were fought over oil. In the 21st century, they'll be fought over water.”

Jeff Skoll

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The 21st Century City: Future Opportunity or Future Threat?

Henrik Storm Dyrssen
Leksell Social Ventures

 
 
 

Slums should not be seen as a problem in and of themselves. Rather they represent stunted progression in the journey of those hoping to make a better life in the city.

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Slums should not be seen as a problem in and of themselves. Rather they represent stunted progression in the journey of those hoping to make a better life in the city.

Apr 14 - 20, 2014
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Closing the Gap: Tackling Global Health Challenges

Andrea Coleman
Riders for Health

 
 
 

‘Closing the gap: tackling global health challenges’ was the final session I attended for the 2014 Skoll World Forum. It showed that important discussions happen here right up  to the last moment. The session, led by Peggy Clark of the Aspen Institute, looked at why the critical issues of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health continue to be neglected, despite their importance and growing threat to populations.

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‘Closing the gap: tackling global health challenges’ was the final session I attended for the 2014 Skoll World Forum. It showed that important discussions happen here right up  to the last moment. The session, led by Peggy Clark of the Aspen Institute, looked at why the critical issues of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health continue to be neglected, despite their importance and growing threat to populations.

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Inspirations from the Skoll World Forum

Catherine Brown
Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

 
 
 

It was humbling to listen to the winners of the Skoll World Forum Awards for Social Entrepreneurs speak at the awards ceremony. Courageous people working to bring clean water and proper sewage to slums, giving people living in poverty access to banks and savings, ensuring that girls across the world receive an education with all the opportunities and knowledge that brings.

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It was humbling to listen to the winners of the Skoll World Forum Awards for Social Entrepreneurs speak at the awards ceremony. Courageous people working to bring clean water and proper sewage to slums, giving people living in poverty access to banks and savings, ensuring that girls across the world receive an education with all the opportunities and knowledge that brings.

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Skoll World Forum Review: Measuring Impact by Cost-per-Outcome

Subathirai Sivakumaran
United Nations Development Programme

 
 
 

In the third of a series of blogs on the SWF, Suba Sivakumaran delves into the complexities of social impact programme measurement.

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In the third of a series of blogs on the SWF, Suba Sivakumaran delves into the complexities of social impact programme measurement.

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Ambition to Audacity: Takeaways from the 2014 Skoll World Forum

Stanford Social Innovation Review

In 2012, the forum’s theme was “Flux,” signifying the unstable and uncertain environment in which most social entrepreneurs operate. Last year, the theme was “Disruption,” signifying the recalcitrant spirit of social entrepreneurs. This year, the theme portrayed a newfound maturity and confidence that wasn’t present in past years: “Ambition.”

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In 2012, the forum’s theme was “Flux,” signifying the unstable and uncertain environment in which most social entrepreneurs operate. Last year, the theme was “Disruption,” signifying the recalcitrant spirit of social entrepreneurs. This year, the theme portrayed a newfound maturity and confidence that wasn’t present in past years: “Ambition.”

“There are 450 million people with mental illness in the world, this is not a small problem.”

Chris Underhill

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