As co-chair, Melinda Gates shapes and approves foundation strategies, reviews results, advocates for the foundation’s issues, and helps set the overall direction of the organization. Her regular work on behalf of the foundation includes meeting with local, national, and international grantees and partners, as well as giving speeches and interviews to focus attention on these issues.
January 29, 2014 / Melinda Gates
Going back at least to Thomas Malthus, who published his An Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798, people have worried about doomsday scenarios in which food supply can’t keep up with population growth.
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December 31, 2013 / Melinda Gates
As people everywhere are getting ready to ring in the New Year, I've been reflecting on the stories of several women and girls I met in 2013 and what it is about each one of them that inspired me.
December 03, 2013 / Melinda Gates
It’s #GivingTuesday, a national day of donating, volunteering, and doing good both online and offline to kick off the holiday season. Here’s how you can celebrate the day.
November 27, 2013 / Melinda Gates
Today, more than 10 million people are receiving anti-retroviral therapy, which is 99 percent cheaper than it was back then. The rate of new HIV infections has also fallen by one-third.
November 12, 2013 / Melinda Gates
Just a few hours after the awards, I'll be on my way to Ethiopia to attend the family planning conference, where 3,000 delegates are advancing that movement.
"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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