Gates Foundation Official Discusses New Technique To Help Establish Number Of Preterm Births In Developing Countries

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Innovation: How a 50-Year-Old Drop of Blood Helps Solve an Urgent Global Health Challenge
Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses an innovation that researchers have developed to help track the number of preterm births in developing countries. Mundel writes, “[The researchers] took a procedure that we’ve been using in wealthy countries for decades, looked at it anew, retrofitted it, and found an innovative solution for a problem no one had even imagined when the process was invented” (12/7).

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