Tag Archives: 2020 health heroes

2020 Trailblazer: Robert Bullard, PhD

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

In 1979, when Robert Bullard, PhD, was a young sociologist and assistant professor at Texas Southern University, he was called in to collect data for a class action lawsuit. His wife, attorney Linda McKeever Bullard, was suing a waste management company to stop a landfill from being built in a …

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2020 Educator: Liliana Campos

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

When Liliana Campos was 7 years old, she and her family crossed the border from Mexico into the United States. “There was a lot of secrecy. There was a lot of fear,” she recalls. “You hear adults tell you, ‘Don’t talk. Don’t say anything. Hide. You know something isn’t going …

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2020 Advocate: Angela Doyinsola Aina

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, and African American women bear the disproportionate share of those deaths. African American women are more than three times more likely to die during pregnancy than are white women, regardless of their education or income level. …

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2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

The foundation that has donated more than $50 billion in grants to improve global health and reduce inequities launched with a single article. In January 1997, The New York Times published the story, “For Third World, Water Is Still a Deadly Drink,” which described in grim detail how diarrheal illnesses …

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