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Next Challenge In Global Health, Development Is Moving Innovations To Sustainability

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Scaling impact: The next great challenge in global health and development innovation Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director of discovery and translational sciences in the global health program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Peter Singer, CEO of Grand Challenges Canada, discuss “the…

Bill Gates Pledges To Match $100K For Water In Ethiopia

TIME: John Green and Bill Gates Are Teaming Up to Bring Clean Water to Ethiopia “…[Author John] Green’s biggest fans call themselves ‘Nerdfighters,’ those whose goal in life is to, in Green’s words, ‘decrease world suck,’ and [Bill] Gates seems to have joined the bandwagon, pledging to match the $100,000…

Bill, Melinda Gates Meet With Indian Government To Discuss Development Efforts

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bill and Melinda Shine a Light on India’s Progress and Offer Hand in Partnership Girindre Beeharry, director of the Gates Foundation’s India Country office, discusses the recent visit of Bill and Melinda Gates — the foundation’s co-chairs — to India and their meetings…

Trial Examines Method To Improve Maternal, Newborn Care

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Saving lives in childbirth: do we have a game changer? Mariam Claeson, director of the maternal, newborn, and child health team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Atul Gawande, surgeon, writer, and public health researcher; and Aparajita Ramakrishnan, deputy director of the…

During Travel To India, Bill And Melinda Gates Discuss Global Health Efforts

News outlets report on Bill and Melinda Gates’s visit this week to India. Hindustan Times: Bill Gates shares Modi vision of affordable toilets “Having stepped down as chairman and then turning to a ‘technology adviser’ for Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella, he now spends his time trying to save people…

Development Initiatives Should Focus On Women’s Empowerment

Science: Putting women and girls at the center of development Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “The development field needs to be more serious about gender inequities and women’s empowerment. By ignoring gender inequities, many development projects fail to achieve their objective. And when development organizations…

Blog Post Discusses New Coalition To Promote Preterm Birth Research

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: New Coalition Seeks to Boost Preterm Birth Research Eve Lackritz, deputy director of the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), discusses the Global Coalition to Advance Preterm birth Research (GCAPR), “a partnership initiated by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of…

Gates Foundation To Contribute $50M To Support West African Ebola Response

News outlets report on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s announcement that it will contribute $50 million to support the emergency response to the West African Ebola outbreak. BBC News: New money added to emergency response to Ebola outbreak “More money has been announced to help the emergency response to…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces discuss the continuing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Guardian: The Guardian view on why the Ebola epidemic is spreading Editorial Board “Two diseases intersect in the West African epidemic, whose frightening scale is only just beginning to be fully grasped. One is Ebola…

Gates Foundation Awards $25M For HIV Vaccine Research

Reuters: Gates Foundation awards $25 million to HIV vaccine research “Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” (Sherwood, 9/3).