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Guardian Interviews Bill Gates On Ebola

The Guardian: Bill Gates on Ebola and the low risk of the disease in the U.S.: ‘Health is very unjust’ “…The Guardian asked [Bill] Gates a few questions about the [Ebola] epidemic. … What do you think when you see the focus that’s been put on Ebola, knowing the number…

Bill Gates Discusses Ebola, Underscores Need To Strengthen Health Systems

Gates Notes: Ebola, Beyond the Headlines Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including the response to date, and highlights the need to strengthen health systems in the most-affected countries and in others around the world. He writes, “…Even…

Blog Posts Highlight Grand Challenges In Global Health

Two posts in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog discuss Grand Challenges. Impatient Optimists: How Do We Measure the Value of Grand Challenges? Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director of discovery and translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Gates Foundation, discusses how different Grand Challenges projects…

Ending Polio Is Moral, Practical

TIME: What It Will Take to End Polio Jeffrey Kluger, editor at large for TIME magazine and TIME.com “Franklin Roosevelt never knew the Pakistani babies battling polio today, but he knew their pain. The world is fighting to end that suffering forever. … It made him a champion of children…

Malaria Is Preventable With Effective Treatment, Innovations

In the following two opinion pieces, Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More, announces a Devex series on malaria innovations and highlights efforts to treat malaria among children. Devex: Solve for M: 5 key challenges to ending malaria “…We find ourselves at another watershed moment in the malaria fight, and…

Bill Gates Addresses Global Response To Ebola

News outlets report on remarks by Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on international efforts to address Ebola. CQ HealthBeat News: Gates Predicts Ebola Epidemic Will Be Controlled “Given a shot at criticizing U.S. leadership as being slow in countering the worsening Ebola outbreak in West…

NBC’s Ann Curry Interviews Melinda Gates, Discusses Ebola, Women’s Health

NBC News presents video excerpts from Ann Curry’s interview with Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. NBC News: Facing sobering predictions about Ebola epidemic, Melinda Gates offers hope Gates describes how the Gates Foundation plans to help control the Ebola epidemic in West Africa (9/24). NBC…

Community Health Programs Can Work With Governments To Improve Family Planning Access

Devex: Kindling family planning change in urban slums Gita Pillai and Anju Dadhwal Singh of the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) in India “…Improving equitable access to family planning services and supplies as well as reducing the gap in unmet need for family planning services between the poor and the nonpoor…