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    Good News You Might Have Missed in 2013

    You’re probably seeing a lot of people’s year-end lists right now, going through the best movies, books, YouTube clips, Grumpy Cat memes, etc. I thought I would share a different kind of list: some of the good news you might have missed. I’ve limited my list to global health and development, where Melinda and I spend a lot of time, but even so, there’s a lot to report. If you measure progress — as I do — by the decreasing number of children who die of preventable causes or by the growing number of people who escape extreme poverty, then 2013 was definitely a good year.

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