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By Allan Golston President, U.S. Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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The pandemic further threatens weak health systems. Building stronger and more resilient health systems means focusing on women’s care and supporting health care workers.
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Four reasons why this week was a turning point in the fight against COVID-19

CEO Mark Suzman announces four major initiatives that propel the fight against COVID-19.
By Mark Suzman CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation