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Why progress for women and girls means progress for all:
"Today I set forth on a new mission. My fight against preventable childhood diseases begins now." - Javed Akhtar:
MYTH: Teachers get the summers off. FACT: Teachers spend their summers preparing for a grueling fall.
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For 4 million teachers, "back to school" means it's time to start making a difference in student lives again:
The danger of snakebite and the search for global health solutions:
"The minute you meet @kdcanonbrown, you get the feeling she’s an amazing teacher." WATCH:
"In order for #profdev to be high quality, it has to be hands on," says WA Teacher of the Year Katie Brown:
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Heroic frontline health workers improve infant survival. RT @realjohngreen New video from Ethiopia: On Naming Babies.
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Learning a thing or two from WA Teacher of the Year Katie Brown.
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"Spending that $5 on contraception is life-changing and life-saving.” The quest to reduce maternal mortality:
"When you get kids working in concert with each other, there’s no better feeling in the world." - Katie Brown
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"Good nutrition underpins the achievement of almost every development goal" @GAINalliance (via @gdarmsta)
Is it possible to "fight devastating ignorance about the world"? @HansRosling explains why this is his mission:
Did you know that growth in agriculture is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty? #DoAgric
Millennium development goals: how much do you know? – Quiz via @guardian
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#MDGs are most successful effort vs global poverty ever, but still much work to do: 1/8 people remain hungry, 58M kids remain out of school.
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If we want students to succeed, we have to give teachers the tools they tell us they need:
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It's time to galvanize around maternal and child health in #India: #MDGmomentum