September 11, 2014 / Gary Darmstadt
It is well-recognized that gender inequalities exist around the world. Evidence has also mounted showing that the marginalization and neglect of the needs, roles and potential of women and girls are key factors limiting advances in human health and development
outcomes for all – women, men, boys and girls.
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September 09, 2014 / Brycie Jones
Apply to attend our Oct. 6 - 7 Gates Social Media Meetup in Seattle, Wash. We'll be talking about Grand Challenges, the program that searches the world for ideas that can help save lives and solve some of our biggest problems.
August 13, 2014 / Paloma Pineda
Seattle Youth Empowerment Day is August 16, 2014. It will bring together local nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and social innovators in the fields of human trafficking, homelessness, health, and social entrepreneurship.
July 07, 2014 / Brycie Jones
Gates Foundation employees share their inspiring book picks.
Do we need to be better about using storytelling when it comes to the sharing the good news about vaccines? That was the major theme running through our third Gates Social, held on July 1.
"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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