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"25.10.2016 11:00:00" Timeline Photos Tune in tomorrow at 17:15 BST for a conversation with Bill Gates and will.i.am on science, innovation, and tackling some of the world's toughest challenges.
"25.10.2016 10:00:00" Grand Challenges: Innovation For scientific breakthroughs to happen, promising discoveries need development. We're committed to bringing together people with innovative ideas for solving some of the world's biggest problems with experts who know how to make them happen.
"24.10.2016 19:53:25" Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation We are partnering with Rotary International to raise awareness of how close we are to eradicating polio.
"24.10.2016 19:00:00" One generation ago, polio was a worldwide threat. Today only 3 countries are fighting to stop the spread. The fewest ever. Let's #EndPolio for good!
"24.10.2016 16:00:26" We're Live with our CEO, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, talking about innovation and solving the world's greatest challenges. Join the conversation!
"24.10.2016 07:10:00" How did the world manage to cut new cases of polio by 99%?
"22.10.2016 18:09:34" impatientoptimists.org Apply Now to Attend Our Pre-Giving Tuesday Gates Social on Nov. 17th 2016 Social media users are invited to apply to attend a Gates Social meetup in New York, NY on November 17, 2016. Get ready for #GivingTuesday by joining our #GatesSocial in NYC. Apply today!
"21.10.2016 18:34:08" medium.com Why I'm So Optimistic About Ending Polio You may be surprised to learn just how close we are to ridding the world of this terrible disease. Ambitious? Yes! But with only 3 countries to go, we're closer than ever to eradicating polio.
"20.10.2016 23:00:00" gatesnotes.com Science is the Great Giver From penicillin to pasteurization, Bill Gates shares how the world owes an ongoing debt to the discoveries of European scientists. Before he travels to Europe next week, Bill Gates shares some thoughts on accelerating innovation.
"20.10.2016 17:40:00" Why is the mosquito such a deadly animal? Learn more about mapping the end of malaria: http://gates.ly/2epFbLI
"18.10.2016 14:00:00" pbs.org First-generation college attendees test out campus life Colleges are working harder to provide summer experiences for top high school students who may be the first in their families to attend college. What if you could let high school students experience college life ahead of time? This program is doing just that.
"17.10.2016 14:00:00" vox.com In 1990, over 60% of people in East Asia were in extreme poverty. Now only 3.5% are. Wow. Some amazing statistics: The number of people in extreme poverty fell by 114 million from 2012 to 2013.
"14.10.2016 17:30:00" gatesnotes.com Accelerating Innovation with Leadership Innovation is the reason our lives have improved over the last century. Focusing on innovation and research could benefit our world, writes Bill Gates. Here's how.
"14.10.2016 15:00:00" gatesnotes.com Why I'd Rather Cuddle with a Shark than a Kissing Bug You might be surprised to learn that the heavyweights of the animal kingdom do the least damage. How much do you know about the world's deadliest animals?
"11.10.2016 23:30:00" Invisible Girls It's no secret that we need to work harder to make sure girls' needs aren't overlooked, and their contributions aren't undervalued. #DayOfTheGirl (: Plan International)
"11.10.2016 20:30:53" Melinda Gates Today, on International #DayoftheGirl, I'm sharing 5 reasons I'm so passionately optimistic about the future of our girls.
"11.10.2016 18:18:41" Timeline Photos World leaders pledged more than $2 billion to improve the health and well-being of women and girls around the world last month. Women's and girls' empowerment is no longer on the global agenda — it is the global agenda. http://gates.ly/2dJb8SZ
"07.10.2016 23:00:00" Why Governments Should Invest In Innovation "Many people are underestimating what we can do in this next generation. " — Bill Gates on the importance of innovation.
"07.10.2016 04:01:56" Our hearts are with the people of Haiti and all those impacted by Hurricane #Matthew.
We encourage those who wish to help to consider making a donation to one of our emergency response partners ➜ http://gates.ly/1J1HT1F. We will continue to monitor the
"04.10.2016 20:07:59" medium.com Letting Your Heart Break A beautiful story on the healing power of bearing witness. “In the course of your lives, you'll come to see suffering that will break your heart. When it happens, don't turn away from it; turn toward it.” - Melinda Gates (via The Moth)
"03.10.2016 22:35:07" nytimes.com Americas Region Declared Free of Endemic Measles The last case of measles that did not result from an imported strain was in 2002, global health authorities said. Do #VaccinesWork? Absolutely! The Americas regions have now been declared measles-free.
"30.09.2016 19:52:32" npr.org Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal More colleges and universities need to become better equipped to address the needs of older students, she says. And soon. The already large adult student population is projected to grown even larger in coming years. The demographics of students are changing in higher education. Here's why colleges and universities need to adapt.
"29.09.2016 16:15:11" "Never underestimate what a group of committed individuals can do to change the world." —Melinda Gates (via The Moth)
"28.09.2016 17:07:32" huffingtonpost.com How Tech Breakthroughs Can Shatter the Bonds of Poverty Kosta Peric, Deputy Director of Global Development for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, explains why digital financial services matter to those living poverty. "When the poor can't manage their resources, they become trapped in a cycle of poverty that is difficult to break."
"27.09.2016 16:58:35" YES. "Bearing witness is a form of action." via The Moth
"26.09.2016 20:22:01" time.com The U.N. Must Work to Eradicate Polio for Good Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway and co-chair of the U.N. Secretary General's Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group, writes about her views on polio. "We have the power to ensure that our world is polio-free once and for all." —Norwegian Prime Minister
"23.09.2016 19:38:58" Ghana has been able to reduce stunting, a condition that limits growth and cognitive development, by nearly half since 2003. How did they achieve this?
"22.09.2016 21:45:35" When women are able to protect their health and plan for the future, everyone wins.
"22.09.2016 14:26:43" Nicholas Kristof Chatting with Melinda Gates about women worldwide--and why empowering women globally is one of the highest return investments available. Grill us! Happening now: Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times interviews Melinda Gates.
"21.09.2016 19:34:06" Sue Desmond-Hellmann At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we believe that every person deserves the chance to live a healthy and productive life. That's why we invest in combating infectious diseases, which cause suffering for millions of people—and disproportionately, the
"20.09.2016 16:48:11" When we invest in women and girls, we unlock half the world's potential.
"19.09.2016 22:36:19" In the past 15 years, the number of child deaths has decreased by 55% in Ethiopia. How are Ethiopians saving so many lives?
"19.09.2016 17:13:16" time.com The U.N. Must Focus on Gender Equality Co-chair, Melinda Gates, spoke to TIME about her priorities for the U.N. General Assembly, the need for global gender equality for women and girls, and how best to address the refugee crisis and Zika outbreak. "Collecting data is an immediate priority, because if we're going to act, we actually have to have good baseline data on where we are." -Melinda Gates on gender equity goals.
"19.09.2016 00:19:17" cidresearch.org Human vs. Pathogen: The Art of Battling Infectious Disease Inspired by the battle our scientists wage against deadly disease-causing pathogens, the Center for Infectious Disease Research has developed a series of posters to capture the spirit of this battle of “Human vs. Pathogen”. When art meets science, you get a lot of fun posters. (Center for Infectious Disease Research)
"18.09.2016 01:39:10" Bill Gates Canada, your support of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is so remarkable I just had to give Justin Trudeau a hug.
"16.09.2016 00:07:01" Bill Gates Travel with me (virtually) to South Africa and see how they are fighting HIV. Travel virtually to South Africa with Bill Gates.
"15.09.2016 21:32:26" media.giphy.com gph.is We are making significant progress in fighting against TB, AIDS, and malaria.
"15.09.2016 00:31:13" How does The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria really work?
"13.09.2016 17:04:29" en.people.cn Bill Gates: We are confident about the role of China in driving global development For the first time, this annual gathering of leaders of the world's largest economies has made eradicating poverty and improving global health a top priority. "China has an expanding capacity for innovation that can benefit the world." -Bill Gates on global development.
"12.09.2016 18:50:47" economist.com Putting shots in the locker The purpose of CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, is to arm the world against future outbreaks of disease, without foreknowledge of what those outbreaks will be. How can we anticipate epidemics in the future?
"08.09.2016 15:46:44" forbes.com Without Success in India, We'll Never Control Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Anywhere India is critical to the control of TB and other antibiotic resistance, as it is both the largest consumer of antibiotics in the world and has the highest burden of TB, affecting 2.2 million of its people each year, a quarter of the world total. New studies show why India plays a critical role against the fight against TB.
"07.09.2016 17:19:12" economist.com Where does foreign aid go? This interactive map breaks down how foreign aid is distributed across the world. Take a look at where countries send development aid.
"06.09.2016 21:00:01" science.sciencemag.org Progress lies in precision Our CEO writes about the need to bring the worlds of scientists and public health professionals closer together through a new concept called precision public health. Have you heard of precision public health? Sue Desmond-Hellmann on how bringing scientists and public health professionals together could improve the world.
"06.09.2016 19:05:17" Since 2002, Canadians have helped save 20 million lives around the world. We think that deserves a hug.
"05.09.2016 19:04:53" ICYMI: This teacher uses Star Wars metaphors to connect with his students.
"02.09.2016 17:57:35" gatesnotes.com How Star Wars Helps Explain Civil Rights Bill Gates is a big Star Wars fan, but he never thought about how it might relate to civil rights in the United States. "It's about how you sell it.” -Nate Bowling, Washington State Teacher of the Year, on inspiring his students.
"01.09.2016 21:00:02" impatientoptimists.org Homelessness in the classroom Ashley Danielson grew up homeless. Now, she's attending community college and hopes to be a teacher. This student is a true inspiration! Here's why.
"01.09.2016 19:05:14" impatientoptimists.org Ready for Kindergarten Pre-K is high-quality education, not just a place to put your kids. It prepares kids for kindergarten. What does it mean to be ready for kindergarten?
"31.08.2016 21:00:00" "In my classroom, goal setting plays an important role."
"31.08.2016 17:44:30" Timeline Photos Instagram takeover! Follow our CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann's updates from India. https://www.instagram.com/gatesfoundation/
"30.08.2016 15:38:56" impatientoptimists.org Back to School for the New Majority in Higher Ed Dan Greenstein, our Director of Post Secondary Success, writes about the new face of college students today and how the right tools can help them succeed. The demographics of college students are changing. Here's how colleges can adapt.
"29.08.2016 19:42:30" Sue Desmond-Hellmann Earlier this year I had the honor of delivering the commencement address at Georgia State University; an institution that impressed me on so many levels.
Their story is remarkable: Once a segregated university, they struggled for decades to overcome low
"25.08.2016 22:00:00" "If we're going to create a better society, it has to happen through schools. And if we're going to build a better society through our schools, it has to happen through better teaching."
"25.08.2016 16:56:00" Here's why we need more young women college students in computer science.
"24.08.2016 18:29:35" gatesnotes.com Computers Are For Girls, Too Melinda Gates shares her own reflections on computer science and how young women are getting involved today. "Eventually, as more and more girls choose this path, it won't seem like computer science is just for boys." -Melinda Gates
"22.08.2016 19:07:45" What if every student had access to personalized learning?
"20.08.2016 16:00:00" vox.com A Chinese swimmer mentioned her period like it was no big deal. Because it wasn't. Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui defied a major sports taboo, and won legions of internet fans, for doing something pretty simple: actually admitting that she was on her period, and that it was affecting her physically. Not all heroes wear capes!
"19.08.2016 16:00:00" science.sciencemag.org Progress lies in precision Too often, I feel as though I live in two worlds. One is populated by scientists working on advanced tools, such as big data, sequencing, and data-based disease surveillance. The other is populated by public health professionals working on the demanding "We have the tools to bring the right interventions, to the right people, in the right places to save lives. Now, we just need the will." Sue Desmond-Hellmann
"18.08.2016 21:39:41" newsdeeply.com No Woman Should Give Birth Alone It's not cultural preferences that force women to give birth alone: poverty and lack of supportive health policies do. One in five mothers in Nigeria gives birth completely alone, with no one present. (via Women and Girls Hub)
"17.08.2016 15:48:58" time.com 2 Years After Ebola, Liberia Is a Changed Nation Liberia President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, reflects on the Ebola outbreak and rebuilding the nation. "If there is one thing we have learned from Ebola, it is that disease prevention requires investment."
"16.08.2016 16:56:52" newsdeeply.com The App Helping Africa's Midwives Save Lives A mobile health project in Ethiopia gives any health worker with a smartphone access to the information they need to deal with emergencies during childbirth. Can a mobile app really save lives during childbirth?
"15.08.2016 17:48:34" Got 5 minutes? Please take our social media follower survey, and help us better grow our commnity: http://gates.ly/2beG73E
"12.08.2016 19:59:24" weforum.org Correcting the digital gender gap The developing understanding of the digital gender gap in emerging markets raises the possibility of a broader approach, particularly if operators and internet companies pull together. Globally, 1.7 billion girls and women do not own a mobile phone today. Here's why we need to change that.
"12.08.2016 15:13:02" World Health Organization (WHO) Join us for a live Q&A on the Polio response in Nigeria, with Dr Michel Zaffran, Director of Polio Eradication
"11.08.2016 18:18:24" The foundation is deeply concerned about the confirmation of wild poliovirus in Nigeria on what would have been the two-year anniversary with no reported cases on the continent of Africa. Polio is a terrible disease and we are saddened by the news that
"10.08.2016 15:49:14" medium.com The world's dirty little secret Brian Arbogast, Director of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, explains the effects of poor sanitation and the steps we can take to improve it for those who need it most. Did you know? One billion people have no access to toilets at all.
"09.08.2016 17:06:41" uschamber.com The American Dream: 'Education is the Key' An open letter to the 45th President of the United States from our President, U.S. Program, Allan Golston. Education continues to be an important factor towards success.
"08.08.2016 16:00:00" Timeline Photos Progress! (via Our World in Data)
"05.08.2016 16:00:47" medium.com Photo essay: A healthy start Breastfeeding gives babies their first vaccine and the healthiest nutrition at the start of life. Increasing breastfeeding rates could save the lives of more than 820,000 children under age 5.
"04.08.2016 16:04:00" theverge.com This organization wants to 'disrupt' vaccine delivery in poor countries A group of entrepreneurs are working on new ways to get vaccines to the people who need them most. One in five children born today still do not receive the most basic vaccines. Here's how Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is trying to change that.
"03.08.2016 18:37:29" reuters.com More than half of newborns not breastfed in the first hour raise health risks More than half of newborn babies are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at heightened risk of disease and death, says UNICEF. YES. "Breast milk is a baby's first vaccine, the first and best protection they have against illness and disease."
"02.08.2016 16:00:01" Timeline Photos Generosity is a value that unites us around the world.
"02.08.2016 07:00:00" express.co.uk Researchers are working on a battery that runs on urine Just over half a litre of urine is enough for six hours of charge time, which can power a smartphone. Can urine really power a smartphone?
"01.08.2016 17:00:08" fordfoundation.org Video: Our CEO on inequality and health Sue Desmond-Hellmann, participates in an important series #Inequalityis. “We look at health as a driver towards equality." -Sue Desmond-Hellmann
"29.07.2016 17:30:14" uschamber.com The American Dream: 'Education is the Key' | U.S. Chamber of Commerce An open letter to the 45th President of the United States from our President, U.S. Program, Allan Golston. In America, education provides the surest path to opportunity and social mobility.
"28.07.2016 17:31:01" Timeline Photos Nigeria marks 2 years without polio – a major step toward a polio-free world. #TBT
"27.07.2016 17:43:27" Melinda Gates We're on the right track, but we aren't moving fast enough. Let's recommit ourselves to getting more women the tools they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Since 2012, more than 24 million women have received new access to contraceptives, but we still have more work ahead.
"26.07.2016 17:07:09" medium.com Building a Healthy Future — Together Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President & CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation write about what it means to build healthy communities. "But the bottom line with affecting nation-wide change — and, indeed, global change — is that it requires smart, cross-sector partnerships."
"25.07.2016 16:40:51" marieclaire.com 6 Influential Women on Why We Need Worldwide Contraceptive Access Now Melinda Gates asked six women who inspire her to share their stories about the role contraceptives have played in their own lives. 1 personal question, 6 important answers.
"22.07.2016 16:00:01" gatesnotes.com Giving the Mandela Lecture Bill Gates shares his remarks and his optimism about Africa's future during the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. "When health improves, life improves by every measure." -Bill Gates
"21.07.2016 17:03:32" gatesnotes.com We Haven't Turned the Corner on AIDS This week, Bill Gates is in Durban, South Africa, attending the International AIDS Conference to discuss the ongoing efforts to fight the disease. The fight against AIDS has seen many successes, but the end isn't here yet.
"18.07.2016 17:08:19" Since 2002, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved 17 million lives. How does it work?
"17.07.2016 15:17:53" Nelson Mandela Foundation Starting now, Bill Gates is delivering the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa. You can watch live here:
"13.07.2016 19:57:34" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com This is the evolution and progress of bed nets over the last 15 years.
"12.07.2016 21:10:33" gatesnotes.com 25 Years of Learning and Laughter Bill Gates met Warren Buffett (trustee of our foundation) on July 5, 1991. "I've learned many things from Warren over the last 25 years, but maybe the most important thing is what friendship is all about." -Bill Gates
"06.07.2016 18:00:01" gatesnotes.com Let's Preserve This Lifesaver There's a program that has helped save the lives of 17 million people in poor countries since 2002. It's called the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Reason #1: Saving lives. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has helped save the lives of 17 million people since 2002.
"05.07.2016 23:20:35" fusion.net The Next Time Someone Tells You the World Is Getting Worse, Show Them This Things aren't as bleak as they look. The world is improving in important ways. Here are some charts that prove it.
"05.07.2016 04:40:10" World Economic Forum Does your country make the top 10? http://wef.ch/298xMNa Does your country make the top 10?
"30.06.2016 20:22:37" economist.com Feeding the ten billion Growing enough food for future generations will be a challenge. Here's how to meet it. (The Economist)
"29.06.2016 20:00:00" news.trust.org Our shot to end malaria It's unthinkable, yet every day more than 800 children lose their lives because of a mosquito bite. In this day and age, this should not be happening, says tennis champion. "Ending malaria is an incredible and achievable goal that we can all get behind." -- Andy Murray
"28.06.2016 19:58:03" Timeline Photos Not only is this the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do.
"23.06.2016 17:56:10" statnews.com Bill Gates on medical science, polio, and philanthropy. Bill Gates recently interviewed with Stat News on various global issues. "With a bit of luck, the last wild-type case will be some time in 2017, and then we start a three-year clock for eradication." - Bill Gates on ending polio.
"22.06.2016 14:57:29" Timeline Photos 1 in 3 people worldwide are now undernourished.
"21.06.2016 16:12:41" ted.com 3 reasons why we can win the fight against poverty With One Acre Fund, Andrew Youn is transforming African agriculture by helping farmers overcome the obstacles that hobble their harvests. Delivering the right goods and services to farmers who want them may play a key role.
"17.06.2016 14:57:21" Timeline Photos What do college students look like today?
"16.06.2016 15:16:12" one.org Photo essay: A day in the life of a nurse This photo essay documents an average day in a nurse's busy schedule. Emilia, a community nurse, averages 15 home visits each month.
"15.06.2016 16:08:59" recode.net Full video: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann at Code 2016 The plan to stop ebola, dengue fever and the Zika virus involves giving mosquitoes STDs How can we fight infectious diseases like Zika and dengue fever?
"10.06.2016 17:36:10" medium.com 3 lessons in generosity for the class of 2016 Last week, our CEO returned to her high school to deliver a heartfelt speech. "Lesson #2: Generosity benefits from practice, feedback, and learning."
"09.06.2016 19:24:06" gatesnotes.com Why I Would Raise Chickens Learn about how chickens change lives and I'll donate a flock of chicks in your honor. Who knew raising chickens could be so beneficial? (via Bill Gates)
"08.06.2016 16:19:49" Heifer International We're LIVE! Heifer's CEO, Pierre Ferrari is here to explain how chickens can end extreme poverty.
Thanks to Bill Gates, you can give 100,000 chickens to families in need with a simple click: What role can chickens play in addressing poverty? Heifer International is answering your questions live. https://www.facebook.com/heiferinternational/videos/10153476296190940/
"07.06.2016 18:51:34" recode.net Melinda Gates is going 'all in' on contraception in her philanthropy efforts The goal: Get 110 million more women access to birth control by 2020. When a woman has the opportunity to space out her children's births, "she can not only feed them, she can educate them." -Melinda Gates on family planning.
"06.06.2016 20:54:58" ssir.org Philanthropy's New Tools for Innovation and Impact (SSIR) Investing in smart strategies and passionate people. Investing in smart strategies and passionate people will help us solve the toughest problems.
"05.06.2016 18:17:57" Timeline Photos With new technologies and new products, we could eliminate sleeping sickness in the near future.
"03.06.2016 17:00:00" How can we close the achievement gap in schools?
"02.06.2016 20:55:27" medium.com Asking “What If?” With Sue Today, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the CEO of the Gates Foundation, releases her first CEO letter. It's an insightful look at … "The question 'what if?' has led us to interesting — and sometimes unexpected — new ideas and discoveries." -Melinda Gates
"01.06.2016 18:22:57" The fight against tobacco in the Philippines has an interesting side effect: health insurance for more than 43 million citizens.
"31.05.2016 17:54:20" ted.com A smarter, more precise way to think about public health Sue Desmond-Hellmann is using precision public health -- an approach that incorporates big data, consumer monitoring, gene sequencing and other innovative tools -- to solve the world's most difficult medical problems. It's already helped cut HIV "I have no doubt that a precision public health approach can help our world achieve our 15-year goal. And that would translate into a million babies' lives saved every single year.
One million babies every single year." - Sue Desmond-Hellmann in her
"28.05.2016 16:00:00" huffingtonpost.com What's Working: Listening to Parents of Color In conversations about education in the United States, the word "equity" seems to be everywhere. And the central question around which equity revolves--w... To ensure a quality education for every student, we must listen to the voices of ALL parents.
"27.05.2016 16:47:23" Great news: African sleeping sickness is on the decline. These three tools are making progress possible.
"25.05.2016 17:43:44" We're live with our CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann. Looking forward to chatting with you!
"24.05.2016 20:00:00" Timeline Photos Strong partnerships are key to ensuring that innovations reach the people who need them most.
"24.05.2016 15:47:47" Sue Desmond-Hellmann "Everything I do is driven by the fact that the lives of fellow human beings are at stake—and we can do something about it."
Our CEO, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, shares her thoughts on her first two years at the Gates Foundation.
"23.05.2016 15:00:00" gatesfoundation.org What if... | A letter from the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation A letter from the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation What if we could imagine a better future? A letter from our CEO, Sue Desmond-Hellmann.
"20.05.2016 16:00:00" paidpost.nytimes.com Preparing for Pandemics How systems, planning and research can protect the world in the next outbreak Systems, planning and research can protect the world in the next outbreak. Here's how:
"19.05.2016 16:00:01" Timeline Photos "Imagine what more we could achieve for women and girls if we could tailor programs and policies that meet their specific needs ." - Melinda Gates
"18.05.2016 16:00:00" "We want to empower these young girls so that they do have aspirations to do bigger things in life." Sport based education could be the answer.
"17.05.2016 16:00:01" medium.com To Close the Gender Gap, We Have to Close the Data Gap What does a typical evening look like in your house? If it's anything like ours, someone will be reading a book that Ama… "Closing the gender gap, requires closing the data gap." - Melinda Gates
"16.05.2016 17:01:34" paidpost.nytimes.com Closing the Gender Data Gap How efforts to collect data about women and girls drive global economic and social progress. How do we close the gender gap? Accurate data, well-designed policies and evaluations are part of the solution.
"15.05.2016 21:30:31" Millions of women still don't have access to primary health care and are denied basic things like land ownership. A data revolution and new programs can help bridge the gender gap.
"14.05.2016 16:00:00" asahi.com Investing in women can only reap more rewards for all Melinda Gates contributes her thoughts on global social issues for a special project called “2030 Creating Future" to help create a better world in 2030. "Our foundation is committed to getting tens of millions more women and girls access to family planning by 2020." - Melinda Gates
"13.05.2016 15:35:04" Timeline Photos Look how far the world has come in the fight against polio.
"12.05.2016 15:00:00" Timeline Photos Numbers and data not only enable a deeper understanding of the challenges that people face, they can help inform decision making to improve lives.
"11.05.2016 17:17:36" Ending polio would make it the second virus that we've eradicated since smallpox.
"10.05.2016 18:42:51" The partnership with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved 17 million lives and counting.
"09.05.2016 19:13:43" paidpost.nytimes.com Outsmarting Polio A new model is providing the infrastructure, technology, accountability and coordination needed to end polio. A powerful platform has emerged in coordinating the final stages of the polio eradication effort.
"08.05.2016 21:23:06" Melinda Gates On Mother's Day, we celebrate mothers as our biggest influences, greatest champions, and best friends. But I also want to celebrate mothers for the role they play in driving progress all around the world.
Here are some of the women whose fierce love for
"06.05.2016 16:21:01" gatesnotes.com Opening Minds on Ed Tech Bill Gates spoke at the ASU-GSV Summit about how the technology revolution can take education to the next stage. “A quality education is the most certain path to economic security.” – Bill Gates
"05.05.2016 15:01:19" Timeline Photos To all teachers: we thank you.
"04.05.2016 21:11:17" wsj.com Study Sees Way to Limit Mosquitoes' Ability to Spread Zika Introducing a common bacterium into a species of mosquitoes drastically limits the insects' ability to transmit the dangerous Zika virus that has been spreading rapidly, researchers say. New research out of Brazil shows that a naturally-occurring bacteria in mosquitoes could greatly reduce the transmission of the Zika virus.
"03.05.2016 18:42:28" What makes a great teacher? See what these students have to say.
"02.05.2016 15:00:00" Timeline Photos Polio can be caused by 3 types of viruses. Now that type 2 has been been eradicated, this global vaccine switch is the next step to end polio.
"29.04.2016 16:40:20" gatesnotes.com Life As We Know It Bill Gates reviews the book “The Vital Question” by author Nick Lane Author and biologist, Nick Lane, explores the latest thinking about life in his new book, The Vital Question.
"28.04.2016 22:18:20" Timeline Photos How do we close the immunization gap? This list of goals shows us how we can get there.
"27.04.2016 23:27:20" This video from Shot@Life proves that parents will go to great lengths to ensure #vaccineswork for their children.
"27.04.2016 01:45:26" Timeline Photos This week is World Immunization Week. We want everyone to know #vaccineswork!
"25.04.2016 08:10:00" A conversation between Bill Gates and UK Chancellor, George Osborne, on how the world can #EndMalaria.
"22.04.2016 15:00:00" "Agriculture productivity is one of the most basic things that can help the poor move to a more prosperous life." - Bill Gates on the future of farming.
"21.04.2016 17:41:01" ted.com What does it mean to be a citizen of the world? Hugh Evans started a movement that mobilizes "global citizens," people who self-identify first and foremost not as members of a state, nation or tribe but as members of the human race. In this uplifting and personal talk, learn more about how this new "We live in a time that favors the global citizen. In an age where every single voice can be heard." - Hugh Evans
"19.04.2016 19:15:34" Why is it so hard to eradicate an infectious disease?
"18.04.2016 17:48:06" Timeline Photos All lives have equal value.
"15.04.2016 18:15:24" blog.path.org The next great elimination story: malaria Villains, heroes, and plot twists. Could this story have a happy ending? "Ridding our planet of a disease that has plagued humanity and undermined our collective potential for thousands of years is audacious--and urgent."
"13.04.2016 18:01:34" theguardian.com Polio cases could be wiped out within 12 months, says World Health Organization With just nine cases of the virus so far this year the WHO is confident the battle against polio is nearly won "The end of polio will be a landmark for humankind."
"12.04.2016 18:32:56" gatesnotes.com Who Should Get Foreign Aid? Bill Gates explains why we need to help countries make a smooth transition from foreign aid. If we want to lay the foundation for helping millions more people escape poverty, we must look at how foreign aid works very closely.
"11.04.2016 19:00:45" one.org 5 things you NEED to know about tuberculosis Over the last 15 years, substantial progress has been made to mitigate the impact of TB, particularly in those 22 countries where 80 percent of global TB cases occur. 5 things you need to know about tuberculosis.
"09.04.2016 15:00:02" weforum.org How mobile phones are changing women's lives For women in developing nations, mobile phones can lead to independence, employment and access to public services. Mobile phone ownership can help women living in the poorest places unlock countless benefits.
"08.04.2016 15:00:00" huffingtonpost.com Melinda Gates To Her Daughter: This Is The Most Important Decision Of Your Life Now that my oldest daughter Jenn is off at college, every moment I get to spend with her is precious. So this was the perfect excuse to sit down together... "If we don't speak out about what's going on in society, things won't change," says Melinda Gates in a special interview with her daugther about family, career and gender equality. #TalktoMe
"07.04.2016 16:37:09" one.org YES: Kenyan MPs approve bill to provide breastfeeding stations in the workplace The law is not about dealing with a stigma around breastfeeding because doing so in public areas is considered normal in Kenya—it is more about providing adequate breaks and a conducive environment for nursing mothers. When nursing mothers have breastfeeding stations available at work, everyone benefits.
"06.04.2016 22:12:03" Timeline Photos "The point of aid is not to raise incomes; it is to help people improve their lives," writes Bill Gates
"05.04.2016 17:31:10" Melinda Gates Had a great conversation with Lenny. We talked about strategies to address the gender gap in unpaid work, how cell phones are changing the game for the world's women, and why the ONE Campaign is right when they say poverty is sexist. Melinda Gates' recent interview on the gender gap in unpaid work and why poverty is sexist.
"04.04.2016 20:17:05" one.org How one woman is helping some farmers in Kenya create a path out of poverty Jamila started M-Farm, a female-led company that connects farmers to markets and each other, giving them price information over their mobile phones and the ability to organize—that way, they can move from subsistence agriculture to commercial farming! “It's shown over and over again that when girls are educated, they give back to their families.”
A Kenyan CEO on why she created a tool to help farmers with their sales, and in return is lifting them out of poverty.
"01.04.2016 15:43:18" Sue Desmond-Hellmann The day a baby is born shouldn’t be the most dangerous day of its life.
Fantastic reporting from the Financial Times on the importance of ensuring that moms and babies everywhere have the opportunity to survive and thrive.
"01.04.2016 00:00:01" tedmed.com Capturing the art of saving a life Global public health worker and communications expert Christine McNab illuminates the story of how she combined her passions and partnered with the Gates Foundation to create what might be the most artistically crafted vaccine promotion campaign ever. "Vaccines are miracles." -Christine McNab on creating the Art of Saving a Life project:
"30.03.2016 22:00:24" vanityfair.it David Beckham: «A father's due» - VanityFair.it David Beckham will spend his Father’s Day with his family at home in London. But his thoughts go to many families around the world living with the threat of serious diseases like malaria. Read his letter "We’re really lucky to live in a place where we can make sure our kids are well looked after. I know that for many families around the world, it is very difficult as they live with the threat of serious diseases like malaria." -David Beckham
"29.03.2016 15:00:00" timesofindia.indiatimes.com Rotavirus vaccine launched under immunization drive - Times of India Health minister J P Nadda called it a "historic" moment and "exemplary" step in India's immunisation programme and an essential investment in children, the future of the country. Fact: India's latest investment in child health could save 80,000 lives a year. #vaccineswork
"28.03.2016 17:00:00" Johnson C. Smith University is redefining higher education to meet their students' unique needs and harness their potential. Hajira’s story is a great example!
"25.03.2016 19:41:02" gatesnotes.com Meeting Students Where They Are Bill Gates shares how two innovative universities are helping more first-generation, low-income students get college degrees. How are innovative #HigherEd leaders like Dr. Harry Lee Williams helping students beat the odds?
"24.03.2016 21:23:10" www2.unwomen.org Photo essay: A day in the life of women Teachers, farmers, businesswomen, politicians, mothers, law enforcers — women and girls contribute every day in many visible and invisible ways. Here’s a glimpse into their lives. Women around the world contribute in many visible and invisible ways. This beautiful photo essay gives us a glimpse into their lives:
"21.03.2016 18:45:00" Timeline Photos Inspiration for Monday!
"19.03.2016 14:00:02" kplu.org At Teen Action Fair, Young Leaders Take The Stage To Inspire Peers Teenagers are always being told they aren’t old enough. But, at what age can someone become a leader? The Teen Action Fair at the Bill and Melinda Gates Stop by the Teen Action Fair today between 10am - 3pm.
A free celebration at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center featuring some inspiring youth leaders and lots of volunteer opportunities for kids and teens.
We hope to see you there!
"18.03.2016 22:00:01" sportrelief.com Events The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games are back from 18th - 20th March where you can walk, run, swim or cycle yourself proud. See how you can involved. The Sainsbury's Sport Relief games have arrived!
When you walk, run, swim or cycle at #SR16 you will help make a difference by transforming lives in the UK and around the world.
Good luck to everyone participating this weekend!
"17.03.2016 20:00:00" hindustantimes.com Life is improving for women, but not fast enough: Melinda Gates to HT On a three-day trip to India, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the world’s biggest private charity, discusses how far the Indian woman has come Is gender equality achievable?
“I think it’s going to get better. I think life by every measure is improving for women. But is it happening fast enough? No. I’m impatient, right? I want it to get better” Melinda Gates' interview with Hindustan Times
"15.03.2016 19:15:57" "Big changes often start with small steps." Melinda Gates and Bill Gates reflect on their 2016 Annual Letter.
"12.03.2016 01:18:21" huffingtonpost.com Want to Close the Immunization Gap? Summon the Spirit of Jim Grant THE BLOG Want to Close the Immunization Gap? Summon the Spirit of Jim Grant 03/09/2016 05:40 pm ET | Updated 2 hours ago Adam Fifield Author, 'A Mighty Purpose: How Jim Grant Sold the World on Saving Its Children' Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ1987-0089/Isaac When Jim Grant, a former head of UNICEF, spurred a historic surge in childhood immunization rates. Let's keep up the work to make #VaccinesWork for more kids.
"08.03.2016 04:59:56" medium.com Yes, the World Really Can Eliminate Gender Inequality If the world is going to eliminate gender inequality, it’s going to happen now — or never. "We have before us a new opportunity to address the transformation of gender relations and the root causes of human inequality." #IWD2016
"05.03.2016 00:54:14" Timeline Photos "Our own experience working together on health, development, and energy the last two decades has been one of the most rewarding parts of our lives." -- Bill Gates & Melinda Gates
"03.03.2016 18:19:14" imgur.com Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet. It's expensive to be poor. Mobile phones can help women break the poverty cycle.
"03.03.2016 04:35:20" Timeline Photos More time and more energy in the hands of the world's poorest could change the world.
"29.02.2016 13:20:00" playbuzz.com What Superpower For Good Should You Have? Discover what super human power you should have to make the world a better place. It's QUIZ time! Find out your #SuperpowerForGood.
"28.02.2016 21:02:33" This issue affects women everywhere.
"26.02.2016 03:16:48" Sue Desmond-Hellmann I met Haliru Usman last year on a field visit to Nigeria.
He’s an environmental health officer and his job is to test sewage for the polio virus. Once a week, Haliru takes out his bucket, rubber gloves and bleach wipes to collect a sewage sample. He Thank you, Haliru for your commitment to ending polio. #SuperpowerForGood
"25.02.2016 12:58:09" What if every squash had a washing machine?
"24.02.2016 01:04:55" Melinda Gates In our Annual Letter, Bill and I write about two things everyone wants more of: time and energy. Here’s why we think they’re so important to unlocking progress for everyone—and what you can do to help: http://m-gat.es/1Qp2XRB Bill Gates and Melinda Gates on their 2016 Annual Letter.
"23.02.2016 18:06:26" Bill Gates My #SuperpowerForGood would be to find a cheap, clean source of energy to power our world. Here’s why: "If I could have just one wish to help the poorest people, it would be to find a cheap, clean source of energy to power our world." -Bill Gates
"23.02.2016 04:09:47" gatesnotes.com Two Superpowers We Wish We Had Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2016 Annual Letter. This year Bill Gates and Melinda Gates wrote their annual letter to high school students--the people who will help overcome some of the world's biggest challenges.
"15.02.2016 22:54:31" foreignaffairs.com African Farmers in The Digital Age A special issue presented by The Digital Thinking Initiative and curated by Kofi Annan, Sir Gordon Conway and Sam Dryden. “The future African food system should be built around the idea that agriculture is about more than producing calories; it is about changing society." -Kofi Annan and Sam Dryden
"15.02.2016 06:20:37" The Last Polio Ward in India It's been more than five years since India saw its last case of wild poliovirus. Meet the man behind the last polio ward in India.
"09.02.2016 21:55:03" huffingtonpost.com Vaccines are Good for Children and Economies As the world scrambles to speed up the development of a Zika vaccine, new data released in Health Affairs shows that in addition to saving lives, vaccines are also an excellent investment in the ... "When taking into account the conservative costs associated with illness, such as treatment costs and productivity losses, the return was $16 for every dollar spent on vaccines."
"05.02.2016 16:54:27" medium.com Innovation, Partnership, and Economic & Social Mobility in America — Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The promise of America is that everyone has a chance to succeed no matter where they start. Our CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann on why we're funding a new partnership on social mobility in the United States.
"03.02.2016 17:32:36" Timeline Photos Yes.
"01.02.2016 23:39:44" vox.com The WHO just declared a public health emergency related to Zika virus Answers to wonky questions about what this means. What you need to know about the public health emergency designation.
"01.02.2016 21:46:13" gatesnotes.com My Desert Island Discs On the BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, Bill Gates talks about music that’s meant the most to him. Bill Gates talks music and giving back.
"30.01.2016 16:11:00" Timeline Photos New research confirms: We must do what we can to protect, promote and support mothers & families when it comes to breastfeeding. http://gates.ly/23z6S8k
"28.01.2016 00:36:07" Melinda Gates Four years ago, we committed to giving 120 million more women access to family planning. Let's finish what we started. Access to family planning can change lives. Every woman and girl deserves the chance to determine her own future.
"25.01.2016 22:23:58" theguardian.com Bill Gates and George Osborne pledge £3bn to combat malaria Chancellor joins with Microsoft co-founder to fund research aimed at eliminating the world’s deadliest disease by 2040 Good news in the fight against one of the world’s deadliest diseases, malaria.
"21.01.2016 23:31:16" The Future of Farming "It's mind blowing." Bill Gates on the future of farming.
"21.01.2016 01:11:16" project-syndicate.org Promises to Keep in 2016 Since the turn of the century, remarkable strides have been taken toward a world in which every person has the chance to lead a healthy, productive life. But while further progress is possible, it is not inevitable. Bill Gates and Melinda Gates share three areas of focus for the foundation in 2016.
"12.01.2016 23:40:08" Photos from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's post 8 reasons why the world is getting better.
"12.01.2016 00:36:28" npr.org Now That He's A Dad, Tanzanian Doctor Is An Advocate Of Prudent Panic Pediatrician Namala Mkopi shares his new insights into the art of parenting and doctoring. He also tells NPR why people need to pay more attention to a disease no one likes to talk about: diarrhea. This pediatrician used to see 45 patients at a time in his hospital's ward for children with diarrhea. Thanks to a little-known vaccine, that's changing. (via NPR)
"04.01.2016 18:18:31" medium.com Stories That Inspired Us in 2015 — Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The world is making progress toward every person having the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. As we ease into 2016, we're taking a look back of some of our favorite stories from 2015.
"21.12.2015 20:08:01" gatesnotes.com The Top 6 Good-News Stories of 2015 Bill Gates shares six stories from 2015 that show how the world is getting better. If you follow us on social media, you might be able to guess the top story. (via Bill Gates)
"18.12.2015 18:09:16" A few of this year's most popular photos from our Instagram account. Your Favorite Photos of 2015 A few of this year's most popular photos from our Instagram account.
"17.12.2015 06:44:31" Timeline Photos Investing in girls can change the world.
"16.12.2015 01:01:37" medium.com Three Stories That Explain Why I Am Relentlessly, Passionately, and Impatiently Optimistic After a decade and a half of working on the issues facing the world’s poorest people, I like to call myself an impatient optimist. Meet Prerna, Sabita and Beronika. (via Melinda Gates)
"14.12.2015 09:09:48" Timeline Photos Everyone has the power to make a difference.
"12.12.2015 16:45:38" Facebook community - we would love to hear your thoughts about important global issues in this brief opinion survey: http://opco.me/A22636
"10.12.2015 16:38:01" Timeline Photos Education = opportunity.
We've learned a lot from the past 15 years of working to help more students thrive: http://gates.ly/1jOO1mu
"09.12.2015 18:41:47" Timeline Photos Good nutrition matters.
"08.12.2015 18:52:11" Timeline Photos Yes.
"07.12.2015 17:56:46" Timeline Photos Inspiration for Monday.
"05.12.2015 00:32:00" Timeline Photos India’s Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana प्रधानमंत्री जन धन योजना program will help all families start bank accounts, allowing women living below the poverty line to join the financial mainstream. Read more: http://gates.ly/1XGId1a
"04.12.2015 19:00:56" paidpost.nytimes.com Donation Disruption | NYTimes.com See how new technologies and young donors are changing the way we think about charity. "It’s not always about established organizations. They do incredible work. But I’m just a person — and I can help, too.”
"03.12.2015 17:10:00" Timeline Photos Busting this myth could be a game-changer.
"02.12.2015 17:39:10" Timeline Photos True wisdom.
"01.12.2015 21:09:42" Share this video and help provide 10 days of life-saving HIV treatment via (RED).
"01.12.2015 16:08:09" Share this video and help provide 10 days of life-saving HIV treatment via (RED).
"30.11.2015 17:07:36" Timeline Photos Happy 90th birthday, Bill Gates Sr. Your compassion and generosity inspires many.
"29.11.2015 16:43:01" playbuzz.com #GivingTuesday: Share Your Giving Story With Us We want to know how YOU give back! Think of a time when your family, friends, community, or organization came together to give something more. Then, tell us about it here by sharing your story. Share it with your friends using #MyGivingStory to join We want to hear your favorite story of giving back! Think of a time when you came together for your family, friends, or community, and share your story to celebrate GivingTuesday and the ever-growing tradition of generosity. #MyGivingStory
"28.11.2015 16:26:01" forbes.com The First Woman Of Women: How Melinda Gates Became The World's Most Powerful Advocate For Women... Who run the world? Girls. Women. Melinda Gates is exerting her influence over the richest charitable foundation in history. In doing so, she's quickly become the most powerful advocate for women and girls in the world. “When you get women in roles of leadership, we make things happen.” Melinda Gates
"27.11.2015 16:02:01" qz.com This couple lives on 6% of their income so they can give $100,000 a year to charity While it may seem like a great sacrifice, science suggests giving to benefit others is an effective way to enhance your own quality of life. Meet Jeff and Julie, big believers in giving back.
"25.11.2015 16:30:00" Timeline Photos Generosity is a value that unites us around the world.
"24.11.2015 16:49:01" Timeline Photos Which career path is right for you AND can help you make a big social impact? Find out with the 80,000 Hours career quiz: http://gates.ly/1le78ri
"23.11.2015 16:37:57" Timeline Photos Well said.
"22.11.2015 17:31:38" Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's cover photo
"21.11.2015 18:36:00" Photos from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's post These stunning photos bring to life the journey towards financial and economic empowerment. http://gates.ly/1MJAS5D
via CGAP - Consultative Group to Assist the Poor
"20.11.2015 17:54:32" impatientoptimists.org Apply Now to Attend our #GatesSocial Event on Giving Back Attendees of our Dec. 1 Gates Social event in Washington D.C. will meet members of our Charitable Sector Support program, learn about other innovative giving initiatives and programs, and attend a special tour at the Smithsonian. Join our next Gates Social event to discuss the future of giving back with speakers from Facebook Social Good, GlobalGiving, Smithsonian, Giving What We Can, the Gates Foundation, and more -- Tuesday, Dec. 1 in Washington, DC.
"19.11.2015 14:15:00" Hi everyone! I’m Victoria, working on the Gates Foundation’s Philanthropic Partnerships team. We study trends and disruptions in charitable giving and share knowledge to help nonprofits grow stronger, smarter giving programs.
I’ll be here at 8 a.m
"18.11.2015 23:11:25" Timeline Photos See you here tomorrow for a chat on trends and innovation in giving!
"18.11.2015 05:20:13" medium.com The Shockingly Simple Ways You Can Make a Difference in the World It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that nothing you do ever really matters. In a world still plagued by war, p… "Most of us will never found a company or a charity, nor make any great scientific breakthroughs. But we can ALL achieve an incredible amount by contributing our time or money wisely."
"17.11.2015 16:52:00" Timeline Photos Individuals are incredibly generous.
"17.11.2015 13:49:01" Timeline Photos Individuals give back a massive amount each year.
"16.11.2015 18:13:17" Timeline Photos Powerful words.
"15.11.2015 20:25:01" impatientoptimists.org Apply Now to Attend our Giving #GatesSocial - December 1 Attendees of our Dec. 1 Gates Social event in Washington D.C. will meet members of our Charitable Sector Support program, learn about other innovative giving initiatives and programs, and attend a special tour at the Smithsonian. Join us for our next Gates Social event, an exploration of the history and future of giving. We will be joined by speakers from the Smithsonian, Facebook Social Good, Global Giving, the Gates Foundation, and more.
"13.11.2015 16:38:02" Timeline Photos Everyone deserves a healthy, educated, empowered future.
"12.11.2015 19:36:31" Timeline Photos 24 MILLION more women and girls have gained access to contraception in the last 3 years. We can't stop there.
More news in new global report: http://gates.ly/1MZFScE
"11.11.2015 18:32:49" Manju and Sushma are both from Bihar, India. Both are the same age and from similar family backgrounds.
Why have their lives turned out so differently?
"10.11.2015 17:25:27" Timeline Photos Apply now to attend our Dec. 1 #GatesSocial event where we'll explore both the history and future of giving: http://gates.ly/1NHQ6Ns
"09.11.2015 17:22:13" Timeline Photos Yes.
"06.11.2015 16:04:04" slate.com Polio Is About to Be Eradicated From the Face of the Earth. Why? Vaccines. In just three years, the scourge of polio may be gone forever from our planet. This is incredible news. Polio, or more officially poliomyelitis, is a horri Vaccines for the win. (Again.)
"05.11.2015 16:50:00" Timeline Photos How are you working to change the world?
"04.11.2015 16:47:01" playbuzz.com Which Champion for Women Are You Most Like? Progress on gender equality depends on strong women - rule-breakers and trail-blazers. Thanks to the efforts of champions - big and small, famous and anonymous alike - big progress is happening. When women and girls can decide their own futures, the Are you more of a Malala Yousafzai or a Sheryl Sandberg?
"03.11.2015 16:44:01" Timeline Photos What inspires you to give back? Share your story for the chance to win big for your favorite charity and have your story produced by Upworthy! http://gates.ly/1N9Cx4Z
"02.11.2015 19:32:23" bloomberg.com India’s Toilet Shortage Costs More Than $50 Billion A lack of toilets costs India more than $50 billion a year, mostly through premature deaths and hygiene-related diseases, a study found. Children and poor households bear the brunt of having no access to toilets.
"30.10.2015 20:41:45" Timeline Photos Access to family planning information and contraceptives can change lives. EVERY woman and girl deserves to determine her own future.
"28.10.2015 16:54:51" Timeline Photos Everyone has a role to play in helping us reinvent a better world.
"27.10.2015 14:01:56" Good morning everyone! I’m Janna Patterson, a senior program officer on the Gates Foundation’s maternal, newborn & child health team.
I’ll be here at 8 a.m. Pacific time to answer your questions on why investing in women and children is one of the
"26.10.2015 17:02:07" Timeline Photos See you here tomorrow!
"24.10.2015 21:09:52" Be a part of history: give today to help end polio and we will triple your donation. http://gates.ly/1Nt60t9
"23.10.2015 19:46:27" globalgiving.org World Polio Day Fundraising Challenge Your donation now works even harder. Every donation that you make today will be tripled, thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To honor World Polio Day, we will triple every donation to Rotary's efforts to fight polio.
Join us and be a part of the movement to wipe out a disease for only the second time in history.
"23.10.2015 07:00:02" globalgiving.org Triple Your Impact: 2-to-1 Donation Match via Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Your donation now works even harder. Every donation that you make today will be tripled, thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Be a part of history: donate today to help end polio.
"22.10.2015 15:25:44" Timeline Photos One of the surest paths to a better world? Investing in women and girls.
"21.10.2015 14:14:01" Photos from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's post These simple solutions can help newborn babies around the world.
"20.10.2015 21:14:19" Empowering women and girls is crucial if we want to alleviate poverty around the world.
"19.10.2015 19:53:26" Timeline Photos When women have equal opportunities to work for fair pay they reinvest their earnings in their communities and families, helping EVERYONE prosper.
"19.10.2015 03:51:14" playbuzz.com Which Champion For Women And Girls Are You? When women and girls can decide their own futures, the positive effects ripple through society. Progress on gender equality depends on advocates, rule-breakers, and trail-blazers. Thanks to the efforts of heroes - big and small, famous and anonymous
"16.10.2015 00:07:22" glamour.com Melinda Gates: "Think About the World and How You Can Effect Change." Melinda Gates on on the progress women have made and the gaps that still remain. "Little acts of change—volunteering two hours of your time or connecting with somebody in the developing world or in your home city of New York or Toledo. All those small acts of change add up to very large things." - Melinda Gates
"14.10.2015 13:49:59" unfoundationblog.org 5 Reasons Why Empowering Girls Matters | United Nations Foundation No. 5: It's the right thing to do.
"12.10.2015 17:15:10" Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's cover photo We believe that building a brighter tomorrow means empowering women and girls today.
When they can decide their own futures, the positive effects ripple through society.
When they have equal opportunities to get a good education, and work for fa
"11.10.2015 23:31:32" www.marieclaire.com One Day Is Not Enough: Melinda Gates Reflects on International Day of the Girl Why today is important—but tomorrow's even more so.
"09.10.2015 15:37:01" Hi, I'm Allan Golston, president of the United States program here at the Gates Foundation. I'll be taking your questions about education in the United States.
I'll being answering questions here at 10 a.m. PST. Looking forward to chatting with you
"08.10.2015 19:22:57" economist.com Breaking the fever IN A dusty yard in Magagasi, a small village in eastern Swaziland, a man in surgical gloves draws Gugu Dlamini’s blood for the third time this year. The health... We could eradicate malaria by 2040.
"06.10.2015 20:18:54" medium.com Lessons from 15 Years: Working to Improve American Education As a foundation, reflecting on 15 years of lessons learned is not just a time for thinking and talking — it’s a time for action. There are four core principles that drive our work in U.S. education today.
"02.10.2015 17:15:36" medium.com The Most Important Investment in our Future Might Not Be What You Think There aren’t too many events that can bring everyone from Malala to Beyoncé to the Muppets together to talk about global… "Every cent invested in women and children delivers benefits across society." Melinda Gates explains why.
"01.10.2015 15:39:09" How can we unlock a cycle of prosperity?
"29.09.2015 17:05:50" Timeline Photos Ending extreme poverty is one of the biggest challenges of our time. We won't be able to do it unless we empower women around the world.
"28.09.2015 17:44:52" nytimes.com Partnership Aims to Bolster Local Health Care Providers A collaboration of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the World Health Organization will focus on medical care in poor and middle-income countries. Thrilled to announce a new partnership "aimed at improving health in poor- and middle-income countries by helping to strengthen their primary health care providers."
"26.09.2015 13:24:27" glblctzn.me The 2015 Global Citizen Festival The road to the Global Citizen Festival with Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay begins. Launch the Global Goals & win tickets to join me there! Can't make it to the Global Citizen festival in New York? Watch the festival live stream through the attached link from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern time.
"25.09.2015 16:31:46" Timeline Photos You can help make the world better. Start by becoming a Global Citizen: http://gates.ly/1gULqWF
"24.09.2015 20:30:03" 8 ways the world has gotten better in the past few years. Then & Now 8 ways the world has gotten better in the past few years.
"24.09.2015 20:30:03" 8 ways the world has gotten better in the past few years. Then & Now 8 ways the world has gotten better in the past few years.
"23.09.2015 16:15:19" medium.com Three things stick out to me about this excellent piece, Bono. The first, of course, is your usual flair, including a reference to “projectile vomiting.” Most people in development do… "It is impossible to understand poverty — both what it really is and how to fight it — without understanding the plight of women and girls around the world." --Melinda Gates
"22.09.2015 15:40:51" globalcitizen.org Watch this video and Help a Child Reach 5 Promoting the benefits of handwashing with soap, it tackles the two most common causes of child death---diarrhoea and pneumonia–head on. One father’s superhuman effort to celebrate his son’s 5th birthday in India.
"21.09.2015 14:11:19" Timeline Photos There has been more progress in the past 15 years than ever before in reducing poverty and helping people live healthier, more prosperous lives.
Progress is possible, in part, because the world came together with an ambitious vision and set clear go
"20.09.2015 23:52:53" theguardian.com What has the United Nations ever done for you? – interactive Ever wondered how UN action has actually affected your life? Browse our interactive guide to find out One example: If you were born after 1980, you didn't contract smallpox. (via The Guardian)
"17.09.2015 16:56:55" gatesnotes.com See If You Can Beat Bill Gates on This World Quiz Take this short quiz to test your knowledge of some basic facts about the world. See if you can beat Bill Gates’ score. Those who follow us on Facebook should do well on this quiz. What will your score be? (via Bill Gates)
"16.09.2015 14:36:32" The world has seen quite a bit of change in the last 25 years--but we think the significant decline in child deaths should rank among this period's most important feats of progress. (via Bill Gates)
"14.09.2015 18:47:18" Timeline Photos We've joined Instagram! We're sharing photos of progress and optimism from around the world. We hope you'll join us at www.instagram.com/gatesfoundation.
"11.09.2015 22:01:13" theguardian.com Africa's children: 10 years on – interactive We first met these children in 2005, born in countries across Africa. Now aged 10, they tell us their stories and reveal the challenges they face These 10-year-olds have lived through a time of dizzying change. The Guardian speaks with them about their struggles, their aspirations and their dreams.
"09.09.2015 18:17:49" "15 years to solve world hunger and poverty? It took less time to get to the moon." -- Neil deGrasse Tyson
"08.09.2015 15:45:50" huffingtonpost.com Progress on Health, but Not Fast Enough By continuing to invest in these and other proven interventions -- especially those aimed at saving newborns during their vulnerable first month -- we can use the next 15 years to cut the child-mortality rate by half again. But let's face it: What we "What we really want for children―for our own children, for anyone's children―is not simply to survive, but to thrive." - Melinda Gates
"04.09.2015 21:26:26" Bill Gates Here are some simple, innovative ways poor farmers can adapt to climate change: http://b-gat.es/1JA9yIv A few ways that farmers living in the world's poorest places can adapt to climate change.
"02.09.2015 14:39:37" gatesnotes.com Who Will Suffer Most From Climate Change? (Hint: Not You) Climate change is bad for everyone, but small farmers in developing countries will suffer the most. Bill Gates talks what the world can do to help them. "I’m optimistic that we can avoid the worst impacts of climate change and feed the world—if we act now." -Bill Gates
"01.09.2015 14:41:14" nytimes.com India Virtually Eliminates Tetanus as a Killer The country sees success in its 15-year campaign against lockjaw, in part by providing incentives for mothers to give birth in clean conditions "A year after eliminating polio, India has scored another public health victory." Great news!
"31.08.2015 17:44:43" "Nigeria has been polio-free for a year thanks to a huge immunization campaign. But the fight against polio isn't over." Read more: http://gates.ly/1PH3nUm (via CNN)
"28.08.2015 21:37:31" nytimes.com Time to Fix the Fafsa Shortening the nightmarish federal financial aid form for college loan applicants will allow lower-income students greater access to higher education. We agree: It's time to fix the FAFSA so that more students can go to--and get through--college.
"26.08.2015 18:16:51" Quick—can you think of a 10-letter word for “propelling humanity forward”?
"25.08.2015 18:43:26" medium.com Nigeria Went A Year Without Polio For the First Time. (Here’s the Bad News.) It’s been a year since Nigeria last reported a case of wild polio. "Having such a huge milestone in sight is awe-inspiring, but it makes the stakes even higher. It would be a tragedy to miss this chance."
"24.08.2015 22:09:40" Your voice matters.
"23.08.2015 16:22:01" vox.com Causes of death in high and low income countries What’s the average life expectancy in the world's 31 poorest countries? 59 years. There is an unequal gap between high and low income countries when it comes to causes of death.
"22.08.2015 20:50:51" washingtonpost.com The end of polio in Africa? Now more than ever, the battle against polio turns to Pakistan and Afghanistan. "Everyone ought to draw from Nigeria’s experience, which showed that battling polio is not only about the vaccinations but also about waging a complex war of logistics and, ultimately, winning over the hearts and minds of people."
"21.08.2015 17:04:34" donorschoose.org Donate today! Gates Foundation will double your gift. For just one day, when you donate to any classroom project on DonorsChoose.org Let's get teachers the supplies they need: give to a project on DonorsChoose.org today and we'll match it!
"21.08.2015 12:00:01" Did you know teachers spend an average of $485/year of their own money on classroom supplies?
Let's help teachers start off with the school year with the supplies they need. Donate to a classroom in need today at DonorsChoose.org and we'll match you
"20.08.2015 23:51:57" gatesnotes.com Teachers Who Tweet Melinda Gates shares how social media are connecting educators like never before. Can social media help in the classroom?
"19.08.2015 17:10:56" Great teachers make a difference when it comes to student success. What do you think makes a great teacher? http://gates.ly/1J11eRS
"18.08.2015 18:27:13" What do teachers deserve? "Teachers make the world go round. We can't have doctors if we don't have teachers, or any other profession. Teachers deserve to be respected and celebrated as the talented individuals they are." http://gates.ly/1J11eRS
"17.08.2015 18:33:26" gatesnotes.com “Teaching Is About Relationships” My conversation with Lyon reaffirmed my belief that we should be listening to educators like him, and acting on their ideas. Bill Gates sits down for a chat with Washington State's Teacher of the Year, Lyon Terry. Here's what he learned.
"14.08.2015 13:53:48" slate.com Africa Has Had Zero New Cases of Polio for One Year. Here’s What Worked. This week, for the first time, Africa marks one year without a new case of polio. Polio is a horrible disease that paralyzes and kills children. It was wiped out years ago in most countries and is tantalizingly close to being wiped off the face of th We can’t stamp out a disease if we don’t know where it is. But with polio we do know—thanks to poop.
"13.08.2015 16:30:54" What will it take to change the world? We believe it's possible to make a better world. Do you?
"12.08.2015 22:37:52" gatesnotes.com Update: What Ever Happened to the Machine That Turns Feces Into Water? Bill Gates provides an update on the Omni Processor, the machine that turns feces into water. "It’s tempting to focus on the drinking water, for obvious reasons. But the goal is not to provide water. The goal is to dramatically improve sanitation for all the cities in poor countries."
"11.08.2015 16:30:55" theguardian.com Africa's year free of polio is giant step towards eradication Continent is on the way to eradicating the disease, but violent conflicts pose threat to immunisation programme We're closer to ending polio than ever before, but the job's not over yet. Let's keep up the fight to end polio everywhere.
"10.08.2015 23:36:38" nytimes.com Catching Up With a Childhood Killer, Diarrhea A movement is afoot to update outdated standards for treating childhood diarrhea. It may be hard to believe, but diarrhea causes 700,000 infant deaths each year. Could updated standards help save those lives?
"04.08.2015 21:53:22" npr.org How Sierra Leone's Most Famous Journalist Helped NPR Get The Ebola Story At the height of the epidemic, Umaru Fofana was our guide — and a one-man solution system. This summer, he stopped by NPR's headquarters for a reunion with our Ebola reporting team. "Because I felt that I needed to tell the story — initially to grab the world's attention to come to help. And then, even when they were coming, I felt they weren't coming fast enough.
"I thought that the more the world appreciated the extent of th
"03.08.2015 17:20:48" 8 ways we could save nearly 5,000,000 lives by 2030 and more innovations via PATH: http://ic2030.org/
"31.07.2015 21:34:40" theguardian.com Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea Rapid development and testing of drug may bring current epidemic in west Africa to an end and control future outbreaks, experts say Vaccines remain one of the most powerful weapons we have in fighting diseases. We're excited to see this promising news about a potential Ebola vaccine.
"31.07.2015 18:03:36" playbuzz.com Which Technology Could You NOT Live Without? Smartphone? Tablet? Reveal your true tech obsession. Think you can't live without your phone? Take our quiz to reveal your true technology obsession.
"29.07.2015 17:47:36" medium.com “I Couldn’t Bear to Lose Another Woman”: Three Stories of Quiet Courage Imagine, for a moment, that you are a woman in rural Malawi, a landlocked country in southeastern Africa and one of the … "One out of every 36 women in Malawi dies from complications related to pregnancy or delivery. Almost everyone I’ve met in Malawi personally knows a woman whose pregnancy ended in death.
"But the good news is that this story is starting to change."
"27.07.2015 16:00:17" slate.com We’ve Been Cheated Out of Condoms That Actually Feel Good During Sex In 1993, Danny Resnic was having anal sex during a casual hookup in Miami Beach when his partner’s latex condom broke. Resnic had been using condoms ever since the man he describes as “my best friend and love of my life” died from AIDS in 1984. “I ha "A more enjoyable condom—a condom that people want to use—could significantly reduce STIs and unwanted pregnancies."
"23.07.2015 17:44:28" qz.com The world’s poorest countries could finally wipe out polio—as long as the richest ones don’t... We could have a polio-free world by 2020—if we don't mess it up again. "It would be tragically ironic if, just as countries like Nigeria finally defeat polio, the rich world allows it to come back."
"21.07.2015 15:52:12" What will it take to change the world? People who choose to help in whatever ways they can.
"20.07.2015 23:14:45" nytimes.com Interview with Bill and Melinda Gates The philanthropic couple discuss polio, metrics, education and other concerns of their foundation. Nicholas Kristof interviews Melinda Gates and Bill Gates on the 15-year anniversary of the Gates Foundation.
"17.07.2015 19:32:32" medium.com The Case For Putting Your Head Where Your Heart Is Are good intentions enough to make a difference in the world? Our CEO reviews Doing Good Better, a new book on how anyone can make the largest possible difference in the lives of others.
"16.07.2015 17:50:51" How will you change the world?
"14.07.2015 13:50:48" Every girl everywhere deserves the opportunity to thrive.
"09.07.2015 15:04:12" globalcitizen.org The Global Citizen Festival The road to the Global Citizen Festival with Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay begins. Launch the Global Goals & win tickets to join me there! Take action to end extreme poverty. Earn a free ticket to the #GlobalCitizen Festival on September 26.
"09.07.2015 12:56:00" surveymonkey.com 2015 Gates Foundation Digital Community Survey Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates. Hello! We're looking to learn a bit more about our social media followers. Help us out by taking this quick survey: http://gates.ly/1LXbSfz
"08.07.2015 20:19:06" medium.com Student Financial Aid Is Broken. Here’s How We Fix It. The FAFSA is too complex, redundant, and poorly timed. Simple changes can make life easier for students and power our … "The FAFSA is a barrier today. Many students likely eligible for aid don’t even apply — roughly two million a year."
"07.07.2015 18:28:14" Couldn't agree more, Melinda Gates.
"06.07.2015 15:22:22" "When it comes to saving and improving lives, investing in health provides an amazing return." http://gates.ly/1HzCJNZ (via Bill Gates)
"01.07.2015 14:43:48" What will it take to solve social problems that have lasted for centuries? We are obsessed with finding these answers.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll share why we are excited about the progress to come in the next 15 years—and how you can help.
"01.07.2015 00:07:24" Melinda Gates Use your #leapsecond today to join me in the #OneSecondMarch for women and girls: http://m-gat.es/1g8jsHa
"25.06.2015 23:47:10" "I'm very optimistic that we will make more progress in the next 15 years than we ever have in history." - Bill Gates
Join us and help make it happen: http://gates.ly/1fHqTF2
"23.06.2015 22:24:24" medium.com Progress for children The past 15 years — and what remains to be done We're working toward a future in which every child has the opportunity to survive and thrive. (via UNICEF)
"23.06.2015 08:00:00" assets-facebook.ggwebcast.com Bill Gates Facebokk Live Q&A Bill Gates is joining Global Citizen and Facebook for a live Q&A answering your questions about how we can end extreme poverty and tackle the world’s biggest challenges together Starting at 10 AM GMT: Bill Gates is answering your questions on what it means to be a Global Citizen.
"22.06.2015 18:21:41" Bill Gates Join my Facebook Q&A tomorrow at 10AM GMT.
I’ll be discussing how to end extreme poverty with Global Citizen: http://b-gat.es/1I9WoTl Submit your questions: http://gates.ly/1N56mVZ
"20.06.2015 13:00:01" Empowered women and girls can change the world.
You can help by joining Melinda Gates and Global Citizen in the #OneSecondMarch: http://gates.ly/1H4eWFD
"19.06.2015 12:27:01" globalcitizen.org 7 myths about the fight to end extreme poverty You've definitely heard at least one of these down at the pub. Myth No. 3: Foreign aid is a waste of money.
"18.06.2015 07:00:01" What would you #AskBill?
Bill Gates will be answering your questions about how we can create a better, more equal word together on June 23. Leave your questions for Bill in the comments or submit them here: http://gates.ly/1N56mVZ
"17.06.2015 15:15:08" theatlantic.com The Most Efficient Way to Save a Life Inspired to make a meaningful donation, I wondered: What is the best charitable cause in the world, and was it crazy to think that math and logic could help me find it? Want to make a difference? A worthwhile read on one person's quest to "do good" better.
"15.06.2015 17:21:44" Global Citizen BIG NEWS! On June 23rd, Bill Gates will join us at Facebook, London, for a live Q&A answering YOUR questions on how we can tackle the world’s biggest challenges together.
Know what you’d ask? Comment below with your question and register to watch t Mark your calendar: Join Bill Gates for a Facebook Q+A on Tuesday, June 23.
"14.06.2015 20:58:14" foreignpolicy.com Can Mobile Financial Services Bring an End to Poverty? People across the developing world are using cell phones to pay for everything from taxes to taxis. "Globally, there are some 7 billion mobile-phone subscriptions, up from about 2 billion in 2005." (via Bill Gates)
"10.06.2015 18:05:40" Can you spot the difference?
"09.06.2015 20:28:51" m-gat.es Melinda Gates: Women and Public Health In a rare interview with OZY, Melinda Gates redefines "better half." Melinda Gates on how women are driving change in their communities. (via OZY)
"08.06.2015 13:29:36" The latest recipients of our Grand Challenges Explorations grants are behind these new ideas that take on issues from malnutrition to mobile banking. These Ideas Might Change the World The latest recipients of our Grand Challenges Explorations grants are behind these new ideas that take on issues from malnutrition to mobile banking.
"08.06.2015 13:29:36" The latest recipients of our Grand Challenges Explorations grants are behind these new ideas that take on issues from malnutrition to mobile banking. These Ideas Might Change the World The latest recipients of our Grand Challenges Explorations grants are behind these new ideas that take on issues from malnutrition to mobile banking.
"06.06.2015 18:37:59" time.com How the Gates Foundation Can Cut Childhood Mortality in Half A new grant will go straight after a leading killer of kids under five: undernutrition Why we're investing $776 million in nutrition.
"05.06.2015 18:52:08" How can we ensure more students complete college?
"04.06.2015 16:23:48" College enrollment in the U.S. has increased dramatically, but graduation rates have not.
How the chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago is working to help more students finish school and access opportunities: http://gates.ly/1JtpQDB
"03.06.2015 17:42:08" "What many people may not realize is that America is facing a shortage of college graduates." -- Bill Gates
Full story: http://gates.ly/1FuzxNk
"01.06.2015 23:21:21" vox.com The most predictable disaster in the history of the human race Bill Gates on what the world needs to learn from the 20th century’s "death chart."
"29.05.2015 15:52:43" Reflections from our CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann on her first year at the Gates Foundation: gates.ly/1RokwEb
"28.05.2015 16:56:18" jezebel.com What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned For Radha dinner is served at 7. She crouches down behind a shed, a good distance from her house, then waits. She knows what the menu will be: boiled rice, the same as yesterday and the day before. She knows that it will be her little sister who serv A worthwhile read from 2014 on why #MenstruationMatters. (via Jezebel)
"27.05.2015 15:05:18" vox.com Melinda Gates explains why good design is essential to improving global health "At the most basic level, human-centered design is about listening." "When we better understand the realities of these women's lives, we are able to design and deliver solutions that are more useful to them." --Melinda Gates
"26.05.2015 18:10:01" Join us for Global Citizen Day at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. At this free event, you'll discover how women and girls transform the world--and how you can, too.
RSVP and learn more: http://gates.ly/GlobalCitizenSEA
"26.05.2015 16:55:41" By 2030, kids will have better--and more equal--access to high-quality education.
"21.05.2015 16:22:00" Melinda Gates One of my favorite traditions from the UK is making it's way to the US this year and we're delighted to support it.
Post a photo of yourself wearing your red nose with the hashtag #RedNose25 and the Gates Foundation will donate $25.
Learn more: ht Post your Red Nose photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #RedNose25 and we'll donate $25! Details: http://gates.ly/1IMq3mH
"20.05.2015 16:18:37" medium.com Reflections on my first year as CEO of the Gates Foundation I’ve realized we need to continually ask ourselves if — given our resources and our bold mandate — the foundation is as strong and effective as it should be. "The experience so far has been thrilling at times, often sobering, and always rewarding." -- Sue Desmond-Hellmann on her first year as Gates Foundation CEO.
"19.05.2015 22:20:20" By 2030, African farmers will grow more food for their families, the continent, and the world.
"18.05.2015 18:02:52" Reason for optimism: By 2030 more children than ever before will live to see their fifth birthday.
"18.05.2015 05:49:18" medium.com Three Stories That Explain Why I Am Relentlessly, Passionately, and Impatiently Optimistic After a decade and a half of working on the issues facing the world’s poorest people, I like to call myself an impatient optimist. "Because I’m an optimist, I also get impatient any time the world’s poorest places are portrayed as communities where the weight of disease and poverty is so heavy that it crushes all human potential and crowds out any chance of progress. That is sim
"14.05.2015 20:14:38" A look back at our work in public libraries.
"13.05.2015 18:28:20" A few of our favorite photos from the past 15 years.
"12.05.2015 14:50:23" Today our thoughts and hearts are with the people affected by the latest earthquake in Nepal.
We encourage you to consider making a donation to one of our emergency response partners who are on-the-ground, already providing relief: http://gates.ly/1
"11.05.2015 23:55:06" In recognition of our 15 year anniversary we're sharing a few images from our archive.
Want to see more key milestones? Explore our Facebook timeline. Forming the foundation In recognition of our 15 year anniversary we're sharing a few images from our archive.
Want to see more key milestones? Explore our Facebook timeline.
"11.05.2015 23:55:06" In recognition of our 15 year anniversary we're sharing a few images from our archive.
Want to see more key milestones? Explore our Facebook timeline. Forming the foundation In recognition of our 15 year anniversary we're sharing a few images from our archive.
Want to see more key milestones? Explore our Facebook timeline.
"07.05.2015 17:26:04" theatlantic.com Bill Gates's Quest to Determine Why Children Are Dying An interview with Gates about why so many newborns die in developing countries, and what he thinks he can do about it "If we had an antibiotic, would that have solved it? If the child had been kept warm, would that have solved it?" -Bill Gates
(via The Atlantic)
"30.04.2015 00:20:21" impatientoptimists.org Our Response to the Earthquake in Nepal We’re announcing two emergency response grants totaling $1 million dollars to meet the critical needs of those affected by the earthquake. We've awarded two grants to help address the critical needs of those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.
Want to help? Please consider supporting one of our emergency response partners: http://gates.ly/1J1HT1F
"27.04.2015 18:42:26" In May, our foundation will celebrate its 15th anniversary. Over the next few weeks, we'll look back on key moments and look ahead to our future.
"26.04.2015 21:29:14" In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, we encourage you to consider donations to any of our emergency response partners who are on the ground, working to help those impacted. You can find a list here: http://gates.ly/1J1HT1F
"24.04.2015 18:30:11" UNICEF Two mothers, two children, two very different journeys for vaccines.
Let’s close the gap and make sure ALL children - especially the poorest and most marginalized - have access to the vaccines they need. Every child deserves a chance to live a healthy life. #VaccinesWork
"22.04.2015 15:57:54" globalcitizen.org 6 reasons to care about stopping measles worldwide About 400 people, mostly children, die of measles every day. No. 5: An estimated 15.6 million deaths were prevented from 2000-2013 thanks to measles vaccination. (via Global Citizen)
"21.04.2015 17:43:41" globalcitizen.org Toilets from Around the World It shouldn't be a privilege to poop. FACT: 2.5 billion people don't have a safe place to go.
"20.04.2015 18:40:27" This year represents an incredible opportunity for people who want to make a difference in the world.
"17.04.2015 23:18:53" Global Citizen It's time to act together. It's time to unlock your power. It’s time to help end extreme poverty. #GlobalCitizen Ready to act? Sign up: http://gates.ly/1Iivtlv
"17.04.2015 15:57:27" Five surprising findings about how people across the world bank (or don't): http://gates.ly/1DeLdlg (via Bloomberg Business)
"16.04.2015 14:56:01" Are you a #GlobalCitizen?
"15.04.2015 18:00:02" storify.com What does it mean to be a #GlobalCitizen? (with images, tweets) We asked our community to share with us some of their answers. We were inspired by your definitions. Take a look at some of the suggestions below, and share your own in the comments. We asked, and you answered. Here are some of our favorite answers.
"14.04.2015 16:52:28" Thanks for all your great #GlobalCitizen definitions yesterday!
Today we want to know what you think: How can Global Citizens change the world?
"13.04.2015 16:42:02" This year Bill Gates and Melinda Gates called on all of us to work together to help end extreme poverty around the world. We're excited to share a new way you can do just that later this week.
But first, we want to hear from you. What does being a
"12.04.2015 13:06:01" newsweek.com Let’s Celebrate the Man Who Conquered Polio If we were to act today with the same imagination as Dr. Salk we could wipe out polio for good. "What I would truly love us to learn from the early polio campaign is that we need a more level playing field for health everywhere in the world." --Sue Desmond-Hellmann
60 years ago today, Dr. Jonas Salk changed the world. If you haven't heard the
"10.04.2015 17:31:38" Working together, the world CAN and WILL make some diseases history.
"09.04.2015 18:36:57" We can't wait for this to be a reality.
"08.04.2015 16:44:18" The Last Polio Ward in India "The fact that we can put this disease in history books is one of the greatest achievements of mankind."
"07.04.2015 18:53:39" In 1955--60 years ago--an effective polio vaccine was approved and made available.
The kids in the photo below were among the first people to receive the polio vaccine. They lined up with their parents outside their elementary school in San Diego,
"07.04.2015 03:31:43" This week we'll be looking back at some of the milestones in the fight to end polio everywhere.
Our first milestone is the establishment of the March of Dimes in 1938. U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the organization, which help
"03.04.2015 18:09:56" slate.com We’ve Been Cheated Out of Condoms That Actually Feel Good During Sex We should have a better condom by now. Here’s why we don't. Developing a condom that people *want* to use could have substantial benefits for global health.
"02.04.2015 16:10:28" A better world is possible if we work together.
(Image via ONE)
"01.04.2015 21:53:32" We need bold new ideas like this if we want to end malaria.
"31.03.2015 18:04:15" playbuzz.com Which disease (that you’ve probably never heard of) are you? Spolier alert: you don't want any of them. Are you more like lymphatic filariasis or trypanosomiasis?
"31.03.2015 14:39:10" Sue Desmond-Hellmann Hi everyone. I’m Sue, CEO at the Gates Foundation. I’ll be here at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST to answer your questions about our ambition to wipe out diseases in the next 15 years (something only done once before with smallpox). If you are curious about Have questions for our CEO? Join her live chat!
"30.03.2015 18:17:38" Join our CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann for a live Q+A on her Facebook page tomorrow at 8 a.m. Pacific time.
"27.03.2015 19:07:37" From 24 pills 1 pill. We need bold new ideas like this in order to end diseases like malaria.
"26.03.2015 18:57:19" We believe that all lives have equal value.
(Photo via ONE)
"25.03.2015 19:35:22" ed.ted.com Learning from smallpox: How to eradicate a disease For most of human history, we have sought to treat and cure diseases. But only in recent decades did it become possible to ensure that a particular disease never threatens humanity again. Julie Garon and Walter A. Orenstein detail how the story of sm It's only in very recent history that it has become possible to permanently eliminate a disease.
"24.03.2015 15:14:01" Tuberculosis affects 9 million people every year. The good news? Innovations are making more of these people healthier, faster.
"19.03.2015 17:33:50" Are we ready to respond to a global disease epidemic? http://gates.ly/1x4Xqw8
"18.03.2015 17:08:54" nytimes.com Bill Gates: The Ebola Crisis Was Terrible. But Next Time Could Be Much Worse. We need a global warning and response system for infectious disease outbreaks. A global disease epidemic could be catastrophic to global health and livelihood. Ebola taught us that the world has work to do in order to prevent such disasters. (The New York Times)
"18.03.2015 01:56:18" ed.ted.com How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi For 10,000 years, humanity suffered from the scourge of smallpox. The virus killed almost a third of its victims within two weeks and left survivors horribly scarred. But Simona Zompi commends the brave souls – a Buddhist nun, a boy, a cow, a dairyma Smallpox is the only human disease we've ever eradicated. Learn how the world did it, and how we can stop more diseases by working together.
"13.03.2015 17:20:37" nytimes.com From the Gates Foundation, Direct Investment, Not Just Grants The foundation is increasingly expanding its tool kit, using some of its capital to invest directly in companies that could help advance its goals. Our program-related investing portfolio "backs ideas that others might deem too risky, or gains access to technology that might otherwise bypass the needs of the poor." (via The New York Times)
"12.03.2015 18:39:14" What if your body could make its own vaccines?
Learn more about this exciting new science and other ways the world is working together to fight disease: http://gates.ly/1BreyMF
"11.03.2015 19:41:21" recode.net Gates Foundation's New CEO: Why We Can Eradicate Four Diseases in the Next 15 Years The Gates Foundation has its sights set on guinea worm, elephantiasis, blinding trachoma and polio. "The best way to make things better is to be bold, to be honest, and to course correct." Sue Desmond-Hellmann talks with Re/code about the huge challenge of ending diseases—and why we're hopeful.
"10.03.2015 14:03:00" We believe that by 2030 the world will make historic gains toward ending deadly diseases. Over the next few weeks, we will tell you exactly why.
The world has already seen tremendous success against diseases which once affected millions. We ended sm
"09.03.2015 19:18:29" This #NoCeilings chart tells an incredible story of progress. Mothers are 42% less likely to die in childbirth than they were 20 years ago.
Explore this data by region and country on NoCeilings.org: http://gates.ly/1EuOSBm
"09.03.2015 14:00:01" Calling all data geeks!
Join Melinda Gates, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton for the launch of the #NoCeilings Full Participation report today at 11 AM ET. http://gates.ly/1aWPxza
"08.03.2015 22:39:33" youtube.com We're Not There Yet A new data analysis by the Clinton Foundation says we’re not there yet on gender equality and some of your favorite ladies are not there to tell you about it... Women and girls have made a lot of progress over the last 20 years. But when it comes to gender equality, we're #NotThere yet. http://gates.ly/1aVMyXR
"06.03.2015 14:03:01" Investments in women and girls pay dividends.
"05.03.2015 17:00:00" Empowering Women: A Cycle of Prosperity How do we give all women the opportunity to build a better future for themselves and their families?
Access to contraceptives is a great place to start.
"04.03.2015 14:36:00" It's not just the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do.
"03.03.2015 21:41:19" What would you do if there were no toilets at your daughter's school? "If somebody asked me why did I start this business there is only one reason--for a women's dignity."
"02.03.2015 20:59:56" Over the next few days we'll be sharing stories about why investing in women and girls will make the world a better place for all of us.
We hope you'll join us in the conversation!
"27.02.2015 16:52:44" Sue Desmond-Hellmann Great news to read on a Friday morning. “Globally, Kids Are Surviving More Than Ever”. Find out how: http://gates.ly/17DC4dv Good news: More kids around the world are living to see their fifth birthday.
This chart, via Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), shows the percentage shift in deaths in between 1990 and 2013 for children under age five. Learn more:
"25.02.2015 18:44:11" theverge.com Bill Gates on The Verge: Can we eradicate some of the world's worst diseases by 2030? The parasitic worms that cause river blindness give birth to 1,600 larvae each day. "I’ve heard people say that they feel this buzzing under the skin; they feel the little larvae under the skin and... What the world can learn from successes in Uganda, Nepal, and Rwanda.
"23.02.2015 19:01:49" Empowering women and girls is crucial if we want to alleviate poverty around the world.
"18.02.2015 14:15:00" Can stories make a positive change in the world?
We partnered with Sundance Film Festival to find out. Watch the final 5 films here: http://gates.ly/1BhgEzP and let us know what you think.
"17.02.2015 19:40:52" www.vox.com How do we get vaccines to poorer countries? Vaccines can be expensive, especially for populations in poorer countries. That makes getting vaccines to these parts of the world a major goal for international health organizations. 17 questions about vaccines, answered.
"16.02.2015 21:39:37" www.theverge.com Bill Gates on The Verge: Can mobile banking revolutionize the lives of the poor? Guest editor Bill Gates Can mobile banking revolutionize the lives of the poor? By Ben Popper ... "Mobile money is a fast-growing industry across many parts of the developing world. But can it really transform the lives of those living on just a few dollars a day?" (The Verge)
"13.02.2015 17:09:56" www.npr.org Nigeria Is On The Verge Of Bidding Goodbye To Polio It's the last country in Africa where polio is hanging on. The good news: There hasn't been a case in more than six months. But that doesn't mean the virus is history. Let's keep up the fight to end polio everywhere.
"12.02.2015 16:53:44" www.thedailybeast.com Gates Foundation CEO: Vaccines Are the Closest Thing We Have to a Miracle African mothers walk for miles and stand in line for hours to get their children vaccination. American anti-vaxxers have forgotten that vaccines are a luxury. "Until we eliminate diseases like measles everywhere, they are a threat to us anywhere." -Sue Desmond-Hellmann
"11.02.2015 14:47:30" Hi, I’m Orin Levine and I'll be here at 8 a.m. Pacific time to to answer your questions on vaccines. (Go ahead and leave them in the comments of this post.)
I’m the director of the vaccine delivery program at the Gates Foundation, and I've seen how
"10.02.2015 00:15:43" As you may have noticed, we've been talking about vaccines for the past few days here on our Facebook page. We hope you'll join us in continuing the conversation by participating in our live Facebook chat on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
"07.02.2015 00:39:33" Guardian #dataviz – see how #measles spreads in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated circles: http://www.theguardian.com/society/ng-interactive/2015/feb/05/-sp-watch-how-measles-outbreak-spreads-when-kids-get-vaccinated Timeline Photos "In populations where a large enough proportion of children are not immunized, everyone has a greater risk of catching the disease." Watch what happens: http://gates.ly/1xDw9uI
"05.02.2015 19:04:24" Vaccines are simply one of the best investments we can make to ensure all children--everywhere--have a healthy start to life. #VaccinesWork
"04.02.2015 23:28:48" At the foundation we believe that vaccines are one of the best investments we can make to ensure all children have a healthy start to life.
Over the next few days we’ll talk about the lifesaving power of vaccines on our social media channels. We
"03.02.2015 18:17:24" Why is it so hard to eliminate infectious disease? Jacqueline Howard explains.
"01.02.2015 19:58:31" Help us make the world a better place by 2030. Sign up to be a Global Citizen: http://gates.ly/15MoVOD
"30.01.2015 18:55:13" Educating a girl has a powerful ripple effect. http://gates.ly/1BA8QEk
"29.01.2015 00:51:48" www.gatesnotes.com 2015 Gates Annual Letter One interesting feature of digital financial innovation is that some of it is happening in poor countries first. Digital banking services could give more people more control over their financial lives.
"27.01.2015 11:45:09" There’s no denying it—vaccines work.
That’s why we’re announcing a $1.5 billion pledge to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance—this pledge, together with commitments from around the globe, will help ensure millions more children everywhere will receive lifes
"26.01.2015 15:53:19" We're on the cusp of wiping out diseases like polio worldwide thanks to vaccines and other health innovations. http://gates.ly/1wxPhcU
"25.01.2015 14:30:45" Mobile phones will help transform farming by 2030. Melinda Gates explains.
"24.01.2015 16:07:17" www.gatesnotes.com 2015 Gates Annual Letter See how the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than they have in any other time in history. And join us! Farmers make up 70 percent of Africa's workforce. Breakthroughs in farming will drive massive poverty reduction across the continent.
"23.01.2015 10:00:00" "15 years to solve world hunger and poverty? It took less time to get to the moon." -Neil deGrasse Tyson
"22.01.2015 04:09:26" www.gatesnotes.com 2015 Gates Annual Letter See how the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than they have in any other time in history. And join us! "There has never been a better time to have a big impact around the world." - Bill Gates & Melinda Gates
"20.01.2015 00:42:09" What will the future hold? Bill Gates and Melinda Gates share their thoughts in the 2015 Gates Annual Letter. Be the first to read it: http://gates.ly/1Bw4lQ9
"15.01.2015 23:18:19" Join in at www.action2015.org #action2015
"14.01.2015 22:30:13" Chinese artist and designer Han Feng fashioned this "jacket with flamboyant tailoring" for community workers that go the extra mile to make sure every child has access to lifesaving vaccines.
How would you design a uniform for these vaccine superhe
"12.01.2015 17:41:50" We’ve learned many lessons from Ebola so far. For me, one powerful lesson of hope stands out, and it’s captured in this photo. My guest post on Forbes: http://gates.ly/1y4bW60 Mobile Uploads "When we act quickly and generously – when we commit to doing whatever it takes to save lives – we can achieve beautiful results." --Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Gates Foundation CEO.
"11.01.2015 23:07:04" www.impatientoptimists.org Apply Now! Attend our Gates Social in NYC with Anil Dash Join us in New York City for a social media meetup on how digital technology and media are helping change the world. Hope to see some of you in New York City!
"07.01.2015 13:18:02" This work of art from Alexia Sinclair has an unlikely muse: the lifesaving vaccine. http://gates.ly/1KjRuDf
"06.01.2015 18:42:36" www.wired.com Bill Gates' Plan to Help the Developing World Profit From Its Sewage | WIRED Peter Janicki's Omni-Processor is a steel machine converts high volumes of human waste---up to 14 tons a day---into electricity and water, while eliminating all pathogens. Next month, the Gates Foundation team will travel to Dakar, Senegal in Africa Would you drink a cup of water that used to be human waste?
Bill Gates did. This is why.
"05.01.2015 17:25:52" Looking for good news to fill your newsfeed?
Start the year off on an optimistic note and take our good news personality quiz. Let's fill Facebook with hope: http://gates.ly/1tuSPSy
"31.12.2014 20:10:41" This was one of our most popular social media posts in 2014. See what else you liked + shared this year: http://gates.ly/1EKvxgi
Thank you for being part of our community this year!
"30.12.2014 01:30:59" www.buzzfeed.com What Good News Did You Miss In 2014? News feeds can get pretty noisy. Between status updates and grim headlines, what's too often missed is the good news. In fact, a lot of amazing things happened in the world in 2014. Take our “good ... Take our personality quiz to find out what you and your friends might have missed in 2014. (via Sue Desmond-Hellmann)
"26.12.2014 07:12:00" One reason why we're looking forward to 2015. http://gates.ly/1H0zCL5
"22.12.2014 17:42:14" www.one.org 14 infographics of the biggest global development moments of 2014 A lot of global development news broke in 2014. With the help of ONE's excellent policy team, we rounded up the most important findings of the year, from nutrition to energy. Scroll through to catch up on facts you may have missed. The year in charts.
"18.12.2014 17:39:45" www.wsj.com Global Life Expectancy Increases by About Six Years The rise in global life expectancy for men and women by about six years is mainly the result of dramatic advances in health care, according to a study published in the journal Lancet. Excellent news: people around the world are living longer. (via The Wall Street Journal)
"16.12.2014 16:53:58" www.gatesnotes.com Good News You May Have Missed in 2014 There’s no doubt that 2014 was a tough year. But Bill Gates looks back at some of the bright spots—including saving more children’s lives, making a breakthrough on TB, and hitting a big milestone in the fight against AIDS. #2: We hit a big milestone in fighting AIDS.
(via Bill Gates)
"13.12.2014 17:52:56" The modern college student in America is more diverse than ever.
I understood this while serving as chancellor at UCSF, but was still wowed by some of these statistics. Since joining the Gates Foundation as CEO in May, I’ve set out to learn as much Timeline Photos
"10.12.2014 16:45:04" time.com Why We Chose the Ebola Fighters as Person of the Year 2014 The ones who answered the call Well deserved. #TIMEPOY
"09.12.2014 21:06:22" www.bbc.com Halving of malaria deaths celebrated Global efforts over the past decade have halved the number of people dying from malaria - a tremendous achievement, says the World Health Organization. This means more people around the world will have the chance to survive and thrive. #Progress
"08.12.2014 18:15:22" A new Ebola treatment study is being set up in W. Africa. It involves donating blood from Ebola survivors to those who are sick today. There are many challenges, but transfusions may offer hope for people fallen ill while longer term solutions are be Mobile Uploads More about the new Ebola treatment study: http://gates.ly/1ucmb1A
"05.12.2014 18:02:06" Good things happen when women around the world have access to family planning.
"04.12.2014 18:01:36" www.newsweek.com Eradicating the Last 1% of Polio Is Deadly but Essential 99% of polio has been eliminated, but now war and Ebola are threatening to derail the ambitious programme Eradicating an infectious human disease has only happened once before. We're very close to doing it again.
"04.12.2014 01:12:43" Thanks to your support, more kids will have access to lifesaving vaccines. #GivingTuesday
"02.12.2014 23:44:19" This means for $20 you can protect three children from four preventable diseases.
Join Bill Gates + Melinda Gates in giving here: http://gates.ly/1yKmiY8
"02.12.2014 18:28:44" Join Bill Gates & Melinda Gates today, #GivingTuesday, to help bring vaccines to every child in need.
We'll double your gift up to $200,000 -- http://gates.ly/1yIFqG6
"02.12.2014 05:35:00" Live now! Give the gift of the lifetime today and we'll DOUBLE your impact up to $200,000. http://gates.ly/1rPzbzV #GivingTuesday
"01.12.2014 20:32:14" Give the "gift of a lifetime" tomorrow, #GivingTuesday. http://gates.ly/1yxxKp8
P.S. Give to Shot@Life between 5 - 9 am PT and unlock these doorbusters!
"01.12.2014 00:59:02" FACT: Vaccines work, plain and simple.
You can help make sure every child thrives by joining us on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 2. http://gates.ly/1uSbWEC
"29.11.2014 18:05:49" Deals like this just can't be beat. #GivingTuesday
"28.11.2014 18:18:22" #BlackFriday? We think #GivingTuesday deals are where it's at.
Just $10 provides a lifetime of immunity from pneumonia. Join us on Dec. 2, and we'll double your impact up to $200,000. http://gates.ly/1uSbWEC
"27.11.2014 02:00:01" Check out our #GivingTuesday doorbusters for Shot@Life, available for a limited time only on Dec. 2.
"24.11.2014 21:47:47" Today Bill Gates and Melinda Gates announced that our foundation will match your contributions to Shot@Life on #GivingTuesday!
That means YOU can help get life-saving vaccines to the children that need them most. We hope you'll join us on Dec. 2: ht
"24.11.2014 04:54:44" www.huffingtonpost.com Ebola is What Happens When Promises Are Broken Diseases do a lot of different things, all vicious, but there's one thing they've got in common: they find our vulnerabilities and exploit them. "Ebola has taught us that our value system needs a shot in the arm," writes Bono.
"20.11.2014 17:54:15" My Homework: Learning About How Students Learn Best A job I set for myself when I joined the foundation was to learn more about the work we’re doing with schools and teachers to improve U.S. education. Over the last few weeks I was able to join the team on learning trips to Phoenix and New Orleans. Wh Our CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann reports back on her trip with Bill Gates to visit with students and teachers in Arizona and Louisiana.
"19.11.2014 23:27:03" I went to Arizona earlier this month to see what the future of college might look like
I met some impressive students and visited a campus that doesn’t look anything like your typical university… http://b-gat.es/11DeGut Timeline Photos What will the college of the future look like?
Notes from Bill Gates on his recent trip to Arizona. http://gates.ly/11vi2yL
"18.11.2014 19:47:18" How schools and teachers are working to meet each student’s needs, skills, and interests: http://gates.ly/1sUKG2z
"17.11.2014 17:56:25" Why we are optimistic we can give all students a college education they need and deserve: http://gates.ly/1A581r2
"16.11.2014 19:24:09" Students are at the center.
How schools and colleges are engaging each student as an individual learner on his or her own learning path: http://gates.ly/1sQjiCX
"13.11.2014 11:42:49" We can do more. Bill Gates shares his thoughts on the #Ebola outbreak: http://gates.ly/1suKBCI
"12.11.2014 19:00:47" Today is World Pneumonia Day.
It is both preventable & easily treated. Eight facts you should know about Pneumonia: http://bit.ly/1u28fue
"10.11.2014 10:16:36" See how malaria is disappearing from the globe –150 years of history shown in 60 seconds.
http://b-gat.es/1u1blQb In 1900, Malaria was killing people in nearly every country. Today, it's more under control than ever before. Learn 150 years of history in 60 seconds, and what we can do to stop it forever. via Bill Gates
"07.11.2014 22:35:07" I’m often asked why an #Ebola treatment doesn’t already exist. My thoughts in this video. Have you ever wondered why there is no #Ebola treatment? Sue Desmond-Hellmann explains.
"06.11.2014 15:48:11" You can help #FightEbola. Take action: http://facebook.com/fightebola.
"05.11.2014 19:54:01" storify.com Ebola information you should know (with images, tweets) We've curated some of the best Ebola information from around the web. You can help by sharing this fact-based information with your networks and by funding a frontline project in need at www.TackleEbola.com. This is the information about Ebola you should know.
"03.11.2014 16:15:01" Hi, I’m Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the CEO at the Gates Foundation.
I’ll be here at 9 a.m. PST to answer your questions in the comments below on Ebola and what we can do to stop this outbreak and prevent similar global health events in the future. Looki
"02.11.2014 02:03:58" Join us here on Monday, Nov. 3, for a Facebook chat on Ebola with our CEO, Sue Desmond-Hellmann.
"01.11.2014 13:28:01" www.washingtonpost.com A global attention on disease gives Bill Gates his moment The philanthropist plans to speak about the virus and efforts to boost his commitment to ending malaria. "Typically, Bill Gates will set out a large goal. Instead of preventing the next Ebola epidemic, he will talk of making this 'the last Ebola epidemic.'"
"31.10.2014 17:27:36" The Next Generation of Medical Researchers “It’s unfortunate that Chagas impacts millions of lives, but gets so little attention because of where those affected by it live. It’s devastating, but hidden. That’s actually what makes research on this disease so compelling to me.”
– Jenn Manne,
"30.10.2014 20:19:01" “Infectious diseases too often affect countries that don’t have the means for the research they need. We can change that.”
– Fernando Bruno, a 29-year-old from Brazil [pictured as a child here], wants to improve how we assess damage to the brain ca
"29.10.2014 18:24:37" The Next Generation of Medical Researchers “It is encouraging that a researcher like me can make a small contribution and have such a large impact on many people.”
– Joan Nankabirwa, a 36-year-old researcher from Uganda, is studying novel ways to protect school children from malaria. Read h
"28.10.2014 18:45:39" www.theguardian.com Jonas Salk Google doodle: a good reminder of the power of vaccines The story of the polio vaccine’s development is just one part of a rich and intertwined history of scientific discovery and controversy. "It therefore seems like the celebration of Salk’s 100th birthday is an apt time to remember how hugely important vaccination is – not just on an individual level, but for public health as a whole."
Happy birthday to Jonas Salk, inventor of the firs
"28.10.2014 17:56:49" “I like to think about why certain things happen – why one person would survive while another would die. You can only do that through research.”
– Nana Wilson, a 30-year-old researcher from Ghana who wants to improve treatment for cerebral malaria.
"27.10.2014 19:46:09" www.buzzfeed.com What Is Polio And What You Can Do About It In 10 Easy Steps Educate yourself with our handy gif-filled guide. #10: 35 children can be vaccinated for the cost of a large chai latte. #EndPolio
"24.10.2014 15:00:01" Development programs help people living in the world's poorest places become independent.
Women like Mestawit are utilizing tools to stand on their own two feet and lift up their communities.
"23.10.2014 15:00:00" People everywhere deserve an equal chance to survive and thrive.
Development programs are building the foundations of independence by working to end extreme poverty. This is progress that matters.
"22.10.2014 15:00:31" Development programs like The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) help people build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. http://gates.ly/1sN7xQP
"21.10.2014 15:00:01" Investing in women and girls makes a lasting difference.
"20.10.2014 15:00:00" unfoundationblog.org Every Child Deserves Opportunity From Day One Independence: it’s what we all want for children everywhere. "No matter where they live, every child deserves the same opportunity to thrive and live with dignity. Let’s work together to turn their rights into realities."
"17.10.2014 15:00:30" By working in strong mutual partnership with organizations and individuals, development programs help build lasting change and self-sufficiency in people everywhere.
"16.10.2014 15:00:00" loggingcarolynmiles.savethechildren.org How Ebola Impacts Mothers, Children and Families In the course of a regular day with my 13 year-old daughter, I check in on how her day went and tell her I love her. It’s pretty standard stuff for moms. And as President and CEO of Save the Children, I’ve seen how children’s health, happiness and Every child, regardless of where they are born, deserves protection against diseases such as Ebola.
Investing in that protection will let children survive, thrive and reach their full potential.
"15.10.2014 15:00:04" Ni Nyampinga Rwanda - made by girls, for girls Subscribe to girleffect: http://bit.ly/1og6Cqp Ni Nyampinga launched in Rwanda in November 2011, with a magazine and weekly radio show made by Rwandan girl j... When girls join forces to share knowledge and resources they can build the foundations of independence.
"14.10.2014 15:00:00" Development must be a two-way street.
When people come together to share knowledge, resources and expertise, we lay the foundation for lasting progress.
"13.10.2014 15:00:01" "All women, everywhere, have the same hopes: we want to be self-sufficient and create better lives for ourselves and our loved ones.” - Melinda Gates http://gates.ly/1tn6fPU
"13.10.2014 02:15:53" On Grand Challenges and Innovation In this video, Bill Gates discusses the program that's looking for new ideas in global health and development.
Learn more: http://gates.ly/ZW3lol
"11.10.2014 21:51:11" #DayOfTheGirl Recently, I launched a Tumblr to share stories about the people I’ve met who are empowering women and girls, and asked you to share your own stories of courage and inspiration.
In honor of this year’s #DayOfTheGirl, I wanted to highlights a few of Today, let's celebrate those who are making the world better for girls. #DayOfTheGirl
"10.10.2014 17:53:31" Can you score 100% on our quiz? http://gates.ly/111kSf5
"10.10.2014 15:27:13" Progress is happening now faster than at any other time in history. -Bill Gates
Read more from the interview: http://gates.ly/1BXy28n
"09.10.2014 21:56:41" I spent the last few days with 1,000 scientists and inventors marking the 10th anniversary of Grand Challenges, a program dedicated to solving big health and poverty challenges through innovation. Here are three big ideas:
1. The Grand Challenges app Timeline Photos These 3 things caught our CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann's attention at a recent meeting of scientists and inventors.
"09.10.2014 15:43:09" www.reddit.com Science AMA Series: I’m Steven Buchsbaum. I lead a team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation... Hi, I’m Steven Buchsbaum and I’m a deputy director of discovery and translational sciences at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. I lead our work... Join us on reddit/science for an Ask Me Anything with Steven Buchsbaum, who leads our Grand Challenges program today at 10 a.m. PT.
More on Grand Challenges: http://gates.ly/1pHy2mS
"08.10.2014 19:25:14" This is one example of what innovation looks like.
If you've ever been to the hospital, you might have worn a device on your finger that measures the oxygen in your blood. Those devices are connected to large, bulky machines that are very costly to
"07.10.2014 21:56:02" We're pleased to announce a new initiative to put women and girls at the center of development.
Applications for grants open November 4. More information: http://gates.ly/1sa45li
"06.10.2014 19:28:14" Have you heard of the Grand Challenges program?
It's a program aimed at solving some of the world's biggest problems and it's backed by a simple concept: the idea that great ideas can come from anywhere.
This map illustrates where some of those gre
"05.10.2014 18:41:35" www.youtube.com Spoken Word Poetry by Teacher Clint Smith Parkdale High School Teacher Clint Smith gives a powerful spoken-word performance, titled “Aristotle,” at the 2013 Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teache... This moving spoken word performance by teacher Clint Smith is a fitting share for #WorldTeachersDay.
"02.10.2014 19:42:40" 40 percent of U.S. Hispanic students are English-language learners.
Resources to help engage them and their families: http://gates.ly/1uD3FVx
"29.09.2014 17:15:24" online.wsj.com The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic In The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Paul Offit writes that whooping cough, mumps and measles are making an alarming comeback, thanks to seriously misguided parents. "Because we're unwilling to learn from history, we are starting to relive it. And children are the victims of our ignorance." -Dr. Paul Offit
(via The Wall Street Journal; subscription required)
"26.09.2014 18:58:06" Millennium Goals - Is Child Mortality Decreasing? In 2000, the UN created eight "Millennium Development Goals" -- AJ+ takes a closer look at one: reducing child mortality. Child mortality is decreasing worldwide--but more work remains.
"25.09.2014 18:56:50" 8 Millennium Development Goals: What We Met And Missed Back in 2000, the UN created the #MilleniumDevelopmentGoals in an effort to improve life in developing regions by 2015.
What goal do you want your country to achieve. Tell us in the AJ+ app: www.ajplus.net The millennium development goals are the world's report card for progress in developing regions.
How have we done so far? What remains to be done? Watch the video for more.
"25.09.2014 04:19:53" america.aljazeera.com Where the Gates Foundations' $50 million to fight Ebola is going | Al Jazeera America Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation discusses what the real fight is "What we heard was a response is needed, flexible funds are needed, and it's needed right now." -- Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO, Gates Foundation
"24.09.2014 03:43:47" Looking Away http://water.org/johngreen If we raise $100,000 for water.org in Ethiopia, Bill Gates will personally match it and we'll be able to get clean water through s... "I understand this urge to look away, but I think to change the world we must grapple with it as we find it. I want to live in a world where children don't die of diarrhea and malaria, where they aren't malnourished, where they can drink clean water.
"23.09.2014 17:47:56" www.cnn.com How to equip farmers for climate change Mark Suzman says it's not enough just to try to lessen climate change; we need to help farmers adapt to what's already happened "We cannot overlook the importance of acting now to help the tens of millions of poor farmers in developing countries who are already suffering the devastating effects of climate change."
"23.09.2014 04:14:22" Do you know someone that works to empower women and girls?
Share her or his story on Melinda Gates' new Tumblr: http://gates.ly/1uuvr2J
#2030now #HeForShe #EmpoweringWomen
"22.09.2014 18:49:05" empoweringwomenandgirls.tumblr.com Empowering Women Celebrating the people empowering women and girls around the world who inspire me, Melinda Gates. Who inspires you? Do you know someone who is working to empower women and girls?
Melinda Gates wants to know about it. Share your stories on her new Tumblr.
"21.09.2014 22:56:46" I just got back from India. One of my favorite moments from the trip was meeting an amazing group of women in Delhi who banded together to convince the local government to build a toilet facility in their community. Not only did they get the project Timeline Photos We love this story from Melinda Gates on her recent trip to India.
"19.09.2014 17:51:43" www.ted.com How not to be ignorant about the world How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think How much do you know about the world?
We bet that fans of this page will do well on the three-question test.
"18.09.2014 18:09:51" Melinda Gates and Bill Gates spoke in India today on health issues and their belief that all lives have equal value.
One area they touched on was how access to family planning choices can empower women and make a nation healthier. http://gates.ly/1w