Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

0 New Gates Foundation chief to seek revolutionary simplicity

The world’s biggest philanthropy is entering a new era, a third phase of sorts, but is hardly settling into a comfortable routine of funding the same old things  or losing its upstart mindset. Susan Desmond-Hellmann Susan Desmond-Hellmann is the new chief executive officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and…

0 ONE at Ten – A decade of working to make poverty history

Flickr, Globetoppers In today’s podcast, we take a close look at one of the world’s leading anti-poverty advocacy organizations, the ONE Campaign. The group, founded a decade ago by U2 lead singer Bono and others in the humanitarian community, has nearly 4 million members who use ‘people power’ to encourage…

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. The international financial institution devoted to fighting poverty and advancing economic growth in the poorest parts of the world held an event last week, Toward Universal Health Coverage by 2030. That wasn’t the funny part. What was funny (or,…

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