Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

0 Why is the Gates Foundation still in China?

The China office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of its biggest – second only, in size and staffing, to that of the philanthropy’s India office. China and India GDP Yet China, compared to India and other poor or middle-income nations hamstrung by many living in extreme…

2 Gates Foundation seeks to merge science and delivery of global health

Everyone knows that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation likes technology, inventing new things and helping others find innovative ways to fight diseases of poverty and other scourges that afflict those living in the poorest parts of the world. The world’s biggest philanthropy has reorganized to devote its global health…

0 Challenging the claim that saving kids lives reduces population growth

A leading aid and development expert is challenging a popular claim made by Bill and Melinda Gates, health statistics wizard Hans Rosling and others in the humanitarian community often cited to counter the concern that saving kids lives in poor countries will exacerbate global population growth. It is sometimes described…

2 Gates Foundation won’t take a stand on universal health coverage

A funny thing happened at the World Bank the other day. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim gestures while speaking at the forum Endpoverty 2030 during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Thursday, April 10, 2014.AP The international financial institution devoted to fighting poverty and advancing…

1 City Council member: Why fighting poverty means fighting for socialism

SOCIALISM! COMMUNISM! THREATENING! OH NO SCARY STUFF! ARGHGH! We’re all familiar with the fear-mongering that goes on when it comes to socialism, communists, and anyone deemed outside the “mainstream” of American politics. The right-wing is fond of calling President Obama a socialist – even as he pushes for a massive,…

0 Biotech and academic leader selected as CEO for Gates Foundation

Susan Desmond-Hellman The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it has selected Susan Desmond-Hellman, currently chancellor of the University of California San Francisco, to serve as chief executive officer after Jeff Raikes – the former Microsoft exec who announced in September he’d be stepping down after five years…

1 For World Toilet Day Gates Foundation motto: Every shit has value

Ugandans transport a Swiss-made ‘diversion’ toilet – one of the Gates Foundation’s winners in its re-inventing the toilet competitionEawag It’s World Toilet Day so the world is awash with potty humor, bizarre videos and otherwise earnest organizations giddily celebrating the use of obscenity or fart jokes in support of saving…

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