August 18, 2014 / Deborah Jacobs
The Sri Lankan government's e-Library Nenasala program is bridging the digital divide and bringing technology to the people who need it most.
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August 13, 2013 / Deborah Jacobs
Brazil is a country of contrasts. Despite sustained economic growth over the past decade, recent protests highlighted deepening inequalities in everyday life.
October 10, 2012 / Gates Foundation
Photo of the Day for Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
August 13, 2012 / Deborah Jacobs
The Dominican Republic’s Community Technology Center (CTC) program is at the heart of its strategy to empower people and help them overcome problems such as poverty, unemployment, and poor health.
August 16, 2011 / James Nguo
Like many others around the world, I have been following the terrible news of the hunger that is now ravaging the Horn of Africa, including parts of Kenya.
"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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