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May 16, 2013


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A child receives an oral polio vaccine in Nigeria
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Melinda Gates On What Mothers Everywhere Want

When philanthropist Melinda Gates travels the world, she looks for opportunities to have personal conversations with women. And she listens: about children’s health, about parenting, and about infectious diseases.

In this conversation she tells host Dick Gordon the stories of people she’s met in India, Senegal and Niger. She says that women, no matter where they live, want to give the best care they can to their children.

“Other than being with Bill and my children, and a few friends in Seattle, my favorite days are when I’m out in the developing world, and I’m out meeting these families, and meeting these women,” she tells Dick. “Yes, sometimes it’s very sad. But you also see that the world can be different. For me, it motivates me.”


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