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Biotechnology Has Potential To Accelerate Global Health Solutions

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: How Biotechnology Can Accelerate Global Health Solutions that Save Lives Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the potential of biotechnology companies “to help develop new and better drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and delivery systems for global…

Coca-Cola Announces Public-Private Partnership Expansion To Provide Medicines In Africa

Coca-Cola Company: “Project Last Mile” Expands to Improve Availability of Life-Saving Medicines in Additional Regions of Africa “The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [on Monday] announced the…

Gates Foundation Calls For Better Cost-Effectiveness In Global Health

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Gates Foundation Calls for More Principled Cost-Effectiveness in Health Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses the challenges around cost-effectiveness “as a criterion for global health decision making and spending” and the…

Blog Post Discusses Progress On, Challenges To Cholera Treatment, Prevention

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Cholera in 2014: How Do You Mix Optimism With Worry on the Long Walk Home? Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the Vaccine Delivery Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses her walk to and from work, during which she ponders…

Gates Foundation Should Include Abortion In Family Planning Efforts

Daily Beast: A Plea To Melinda Gates: Stop Stigmatizing Abortion Sally Kohn, progressive activist and writer “…According to the World Health Organization, every eight minutes a woman dies somewhere in the developing world from complications arising from an unsafe abortion. These are preventable deaths, deaths suffered by women and communities…

Efforts To Reduce Post-Harvest Loss In Africa May Reduce Hunger, Boost Incomes

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A Lot to Lose, But Much to Gain Emily Alpert, deputy director at Agriculture for Impact, discusses food security in Africa, specifically how “the prevention of post-harvest loss can add to the radical difference that raising yields can make to a farmers’ level…

Gates Foundation Announces Winners For Grand Challenges Exploration Grants

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bold Ideas for Big Shifts in Global Health Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director of discovery & translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announces the Phase I and II winners for the foundation’s Grand Challenges Exploration grants,…

Melinda Gates Reflects On RMNCH, Debate Around Abortion

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Reflections on My Recent Travels Melinda Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reflects on RMNCH (Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health) and issues surrounding access to abortion (6/2).

Blog Post Reflects On World No Tobacco Day 2014

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: World No Tobacco Day 2014 Cynthia Lewis, deputy director for the tobacco initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reflects on the policy priorities of World No Tobacco Day, which takes place each year on May 31 (5/30).