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Christopher Elias

Title President , Global Development
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Christopher J. Elias is President, Global Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Posts By Christopher Elias

The world’s most promising generation is coming of age. Here’s what they need from us

The world is on the cusp of something unprecedented: the largest generation of young people in human history is approaching reproductive age. But for all the investments society has made in this generation, there is one crucial area in which we are falling short: ensuring their access to contraceptives.

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How Bt Maize Can Help Us End Food Insecurity in Africa

There is no single answer to ending food insecurity in Africa. But if the 230 million Africans who are now undernourished are to get the food they need, reducing the damage pests do to crops, safely and sustainably, must be a big part of the solution.

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Elevating Art to Advance Science: A New View of Vaccination in 2015

More than 30 artists come together around The Art of Saving a Life project to support global vaccination efforts.

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Get A Shot. Give A Shot: We Can Help All Kids Get Life-Saving Vaccines

The United Nations Foundation and its partners have come up with a novel idea. Appropriately named “Get A Shot, Give A Shot,” this campaign builds on the foundation's Shot@Life initiative. For every vaccine administered as part of the campaign between August 1 and October 14, a life-saving vaccine will be donated for children in developing countries.

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Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India - Progress, Innovation, Excitement

Researchers from India and around the world were among the more than 700 participants who gathered to discuss how to bring safe sanitation to the 2.5 billion people who lack access. This was the second “toilet fair” hosted by the foundation; the first was in Seattle in 2012. This year’s event was co-hosted by the Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology, with the support of the Ministry of Urban Development.

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