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Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Vice President of Global Health Programs and Access, Dr. Evan Lee.

Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA)

Improved Maize Varieties to Aid Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Three-quarters of the world’s most severe droughts over the past 10 years have occurred in Africa, making farming risky for millions of smallholder farmers, most of whom are women and rely on rainfall to water their crops. Maize is the most widely grown staple crop in Africa – more than 300 million Africans depend on it as their main food source. Maize production is severely affected by drought, which can lead to unpredictable and low yields, and at worst, complete crop failure.

No Action is Too Small: Everyday Leaders Are Changing the World

Giving back. Paying it forward. Philanthropy. Charity.
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By Jesse Hertstein

Giving back. Paying it forward. Philanthropy. Charity.

In the past, much of the power of community support came from the wealth of bequests. Consider Carnegie, who endowed libraries across the United States.

Today, many with wealth want to see the impact of their donations during their lifetimes. Consider Gates, who is addressing global health issues through a highly active foundation, and pushing others with wealth to give it away.

A Final Push to End Polio

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by David Marbaugh

The world is almost polio free! Polio now exists in only three countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Thanks to the advocacy efforts of organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ONE, the world is that much closer to completely eradicating this disease. Watch this powerful video from ONE.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates commemorated Microsoft’s 30th Employee Giving Campaign during a special town hall event today and announced that Microsoft employees have raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for more than 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations in the U.S. and around the world.  Redmond, Wash. — Oct. 18, 2012. 

Young People Will Change the World

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Editor’s Note: At the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Bill Gates participated in a roundtable discussion on Opportunity for Youth. It’s a subject Bill is passionate about, because solving the world’s big problems will require energy and creativity of people of all ages, and from future generations. This post also appears on Bill’s personal blog, The Gates Notes.

CSRminute: Microsoft Officially Launches "Elevate America" Veterans Campaign in NYC; The North Face Joins National Park Foundation in Facebook "Deals" Program Start Up

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