As co-chair, Bill Gates shapes and approves foundation grantmaking strategies and advocates on behalf of the organization and its issues. Together with Melinda Gates, he works to expand opportunity to the world’s most disadvantaged people by collaborating with grantees and partners. They also participate in national and international events and travel extensively to focus attention on the issues that the foundation champions.
December 12, 2013 / Bill Gates
I had a great visit to Nigeria last month and was able to learn firsthand about how work is going on polio eradication and immunizing kids against preventable diseases.
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October 08, 2013 / Bill Gates
You won’t see many headlines about the World Health Organization’s decision today to endorse a new Japanese encephalitis vaccine. That’s too bad, because there’s a powerful story here about the tremendous progress the world is making to save and improve
the lives of the world’s poorest.
August 30, 2013 / Bill Gates
Finally, online learning and other educational technologies are taking off in a big way. As a result, the next decade is going to be a period of tremendous innovation in teaching and learning.
April 22, 2013 / Bill Gates
This week I’m going to Abu Dhabi to attend the Global Vaccine Summit to celebrate the tremendous progress the world has made in ending polio and immunizing children.
April 10, 2013 / Bill Gates
There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to HIV services. Tailored support lets people access quality care at the level they need.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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