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In Annual Newsletter, Gates Goes Silent On Education

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 02.22.2017 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Each year, the Gates Foundation issues an annual newsletter touting what it perceives as the gains made by its spending. In 2015, the education focus ...

Warren Buffett’s Best Investment

Bill Gates | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics
Bill Gates

Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease ...

Malaria Advocates Are Worried About Eradication Funding Under President Trump

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.20.2017 | Healthy Living

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Reuters)- When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in ...

What's Working: A New Year, A New Conversation

Allan Golston | Posted 01.10.2017 | Education
Allan Golston

I have never been one for making New Year's resolutions, but I do always take time during the holidays to look back and reflect on the past year and w...

What's Working: Harnessing the Power of Information to Improve Education

Allan Golston | Posted 12.19.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

Forward movement in education, like any type of progress, happens in waves. And as we approach the end of the year, I've been thinking a lot about how...

What's Working: Digital Learning that Benefits Students and Faculty

Allan Golston | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

"A lot of big schools, they act like you're just lucky to be there and they don't really care if you graduate or not. Here, they really do care what h...

What's Working: Measuring and Celebrating Success

Allan Golston | Posted 10.27.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

Anticipation, nervousness, uncertainty--we've all felt these emotions while awaiting the results of a test. But over the past few months, as state dep...

What's Working: 21st Century Advising for Today's College Students

Allan Golston | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

When Whatcom Community College started reaching out to students who were in danger of failing a course, the faculty and administrators were happily su...

What's Working: Teacher Engagement and Teacher Leadership

Allan Golston | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

In the field of education, the question of how to keep students engaged is a persistent one. Engaged students learn more, retain more, and show more l...

The Best of America: Part II

Deborah Derrick | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This is the second in a three-part series on U.S.-led successes in global health. This post focuses on a question recently posed to me: What game-chan...

Thanks to Vaccines, Meningitis A Is Nearly Eliminated in Africa

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 02.23.2017 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Today I was humbled and honored to be among global vaccine experts and officials from all 26 African "meningitis belt" countries in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to celebrate one of Africa's biggest public health achievements -- the introduction of a vaccine, MenAfriVac.

Bill Gates Asks Young People To Fight Climate Change And Sexism

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released their annual letter on Tuesday -- and this one's for the kids. The Gates addressed this year's note to...

Peter Singer Wants Us to Be More Thoughtful Givers

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

Many acts of charity are spontaneous, as you walk by the Salvation Army kettle or past the guy with a cardboard sign standing in the median. Others ar...

5 Bill Gates Quotes Everyone Should Hear

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.30.2015 | Technology

Happy birthday to Bill Gates, who turned 60 on Wednesday. Over his 40-year career, the Microsoft co-founder, who pioneered the personal computer revo...

The Fight Against Yellow Fever Must Go On

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

As health systems around the world get stronger and more vaccines are available to more communities, it can be easy to grow complacent and forget that this absence of disease is the result of ongoing efforts that must be sustained.

Betting on Better Data

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

To close the gap, we first need to understand why progress has stalled. Better data collection can unlock those answers, and help us find new ways to maximize donor investments in vaccines.

The Land Battle: 15 Organizations Defending Land Rights

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The increasing trend of international land grabbing--when governments and private firms invest in or purchase large tracts of land in other countries ...

World's First Malaria Vaccine Gets Green Light From EU Drug Regulators

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be ...

Marc Benioff and Gates Foundation's Desmond-Hellmann Agree: Digital Health So Far Is Pitiful

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2016 | Science

On the topics of digital healthcare and bespoke medical treatments, Benioff and Desmond-Hellmann covered new territory, and agreed that more must be invested and done to advance the field.

Breaking the Code: How Pencils of Promise Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Saeed Jabbar

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a passionate for-purpose organization that delivers quality education to impoverished children. They've built over 300 schools and impacted over 340,000 lives all while pioneering the for-purpose driven organization.

The Gift of Good Health – #GivingTuesday

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

With Thanksgiving around the corner and the flurry of December holidays rapidly approaching, I'm feeling the spirit of giving that this season evokes and I hope that you are too.

Giving During a Crisis - 10 Ideas to Consider Before You Donate

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The need for philanthropic support to confront Ebola in Africa remains acute. So, what can philanthropists do?

Integrated Development: Advancing the Conversation

Patrick Fine | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Patrick Fine

We need to be intentional, purposeful and practical, carefully thinking through when and how we approach and implement integrated programs.

Roaring Ahead to End Measles

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

One of the most contagious viral diseases ever known, measles claims the lives of 330 people every day. Tackling this formidable disease takes a unique kind of determination.

It Can Start With One

Bill Gates, Sr. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Bill Gates, Sr.

Who inspires you to make a difference? I am inspired by Dr. Carey Jackson, who runs the International Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. In turn, Dr. Jackson is inspired and motivated by his patients, many of whom are refugees and first-generation immigrants.