Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Half the world away? Fecal sludge and septage treatment in low and middle income countries

Within the pages of a newly-released engineering design manual, there are vital solutions for one of the most important sanitation challenges which most people have never heard of.

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Sanitation and health: What do we want to know?

This is the first of two blogs written about the “Sanitation and health evidence consensus meeting”, convened by WHO in Seattle on May 24 and 25 of 2018.

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Promoting Science on Behalf of the Most Vulnerable

Today, the Gates Foundation is joining an exciting partnership with HHMI, Wellcome Trust, and the Portuguese Gulbenkian Foundation that will help dozens of scientific researchers around the world pursue whichever subjects capture their imagination. This amounts to an experiment for us. What happens when we support researchers whose general area of research aligns with our interests as a way to promote science on behalf of the poorest?

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From Sub-Saharan Africa to Seattle: Opportunities to Improve Health

What excited me most about the foundation was not polio or malaria — but rather the burgeoning emphasis on social determinants and health in Washington State.

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From Healthcare to Health: A Unique Opportunity for Washington State

Social determinants -- where we live, learn, work and play -- affect both health and educational outcomes.

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