News releases from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Statement from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman on Momentum in Global COVID-19 Response
September 30, 2020
The death toll from COVID-19 passed one million this week. It is a sobering moment. But there is cause for optimism as recent days have seen a significant surge in momentum around global cooperation,...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today named Dr. John N. Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), as the winner of the 2020 Global Goalkeeper...
Gates Foundation's Annual Goalkeepers Report Shows COVID-19 Has Stalled 20 Years of Progress, Calls for Global Response to End the Pandemic
September 14, 2020
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its fourth annual Goalkeepers Report, featuring new data showing how the ripple effects of COVID-19 have stopped 20 years of progress toward the...
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $1.6 billion to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to protect the next generation with lifesaving vaccines
June 04, 2020
Global leaders unite to safeguard 300 million more children from disease and mitigate consequences of COVID-19
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Dedicates Additional Funding to the Novel Coronavirus Response
February 05, 2020
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it will immediately commit up to $100 million for the global response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The funding will help...
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann to Step Down, Longtime Foundation Executive Mark Suzman Appointed to Role
December 05, 2019
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann is stepping down after more than five years in the role. Bill and Melinda Gates have appointed Mark Suzman, the foundation's president of Global...
Gates Foundation Report Spotlights New Data on Global Inequality, Calls to Prioritize Those Being Left Behind
September 17, 2019
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its third annual Goalkeepers Data Report, which features new data showing that while progress on health and development continues unabated, global...
Today, Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2019 Annual Letter, "Things We Didn't See Coming." In this year's letter, Bill and Melinda share nine things that have surprised them over the course of their...
President Bio, President Macron, and Prime Minister Solberg Join Bill and Melinda Gates at Goalkeepers 2018 in New York City
September 26, 2018
Additional participants include Amina J. Mohammed, Graça Machel, David Miliband, Loyiso Madinga, and Kailash Satyarthi
Gates Foundation Poll Finds Young People More Optimistic About Future Than Older Generations; Optimism Highest in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries
September 23, 2018
President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Erna Solberg to Join Bill and Melinda Gates at Goalkeepers Events in New York City
September 20, 2018
Additional participants include Amina J. Mohammed, Graça Machel, David Miliband, Loyiso Madinga, and Kailash Satyarthi;
Gates Foundation Report Says Demographic Trends Threaten Global Progress, Calls for Increased Focus on Health and Education in Poorest Countries
September 17, 2018
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report, pointing to demographic trends that could stall unprecedented progress in reducing global poverty. While 1...
Bill and Melinda Gates to Host Second Annual Goalkeepers Event, Focusing on the Power of Youth to Drive Global Progress
August 20, 2018
Dynamic young leaders from government, business, technology, media, entertainment, and the nonprofit sector will discuss innovations and approaches to achieve the Global Goals
Bill and Melinda Gates Release 2018 Annual Letter: "The 10 Toughest Questions We Get"
February 12, 2018
Today, Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2018 Annual Letter, "The 10 Toughest Questions We Get." In this year's letter, the 10th one that they've written, Bill and Melinda respond to 10 tough...
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Releases Open-Source Software to Support Efforts that Expand Access to Financial Services in Developing Countries
October 16, 2017
New code reduces complexity and cost of building payment platforms that connect poor customers to merchants, banks, mobile money providers, govn't
Bill and Melinda Gates Host Inaugural 'Goalkeepers' Event to Engage a New Generation of Leaders in the Fight Against Poverty and Disease
September 20, 2017
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Her Majesty and UN Secretary-General Special Advocate Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and...
New Gates Foundation Report Highlights Remarkable Progress Against Global Poverty and Disease, Warns Future Progress in Jeopardy
September 12, 2017
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched an inaugural annual report showcasing the remarkable progress that has been made in reducing extreme poverty and disease in recent decades, but...
Former President Barack Obama to Join Bill and Melinda Gates and Other Leaders at Goalkeepers Event in New York
September 08, 2017
Inaugural Gates Foundation Events to Highlight Progress Against Global Poverty and Disease, Showcase Innovative Solutions to Advance the Global Goals
Bill and Melinda Gates Release 2017 Annual Letter: "Warren Buffett's Best Investment"
February 13, 2017
Today, Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2017 Annual Letter, "Warren Buffett's Best Investment." In 2006, Buffett donated the bulk of his fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fight...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Announces $80 Million Commitment to Close Gender Data Gaps and Accelerate Progress for Women and Girls
May 16, 2016
New initiative will promote gender equality and support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Health and Development: 19 New Grants Announced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
March 07, 2016
Gates Foundation Commits $24 million to Advance Novel Approaches to Accelerate Empowerment of Women from Asia to Africa
UAE, Bill Gates Recognize 'Heroes of Polio Eradication' at Awards Ceremony in Abu Dhabi
December 07, 2015
The Heroes of Polio Eradication (HOPE) Awards were presented Sunday in Abu Dhabi by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Fund Disease Surveillance Network in Africa and Asia to Prevent Childhood Mortality and Help Prepare for the Next Epidemic
May 06, 2015
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CureVac Collaborate to Accelerate the Development of Transformative Vaccine Technology
March 05, 2015
- Equity investment of $52 million (€ 46 million) to support construction of a new Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) production facility
Hundreds of Millions More Children to Receive Protection against Deadly Diseases, a Chance at a Healthy Future
January 27, 2015
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation joins global community to fund Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance with US$1.55 billion pledge; Bill Gates calls for action to ensure all children receive the vaccines they need
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Grand Challenge Partners Commit to Innovation with New Investments in Breakthrough Science
October 07, 2014
A consortium of partners including Brazil, Canada, India, Norway, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States will fund a new phase of Grand Challenge initiatives
Gates Foundation Commits $50 Million to Support Emergency Response to Ebola
September 10, 2014
Bill and Melinda Gates: Three Myths that Block Progress for the Poor
January 20, 2014
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