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World Health Day

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The global health community has a huge task ahead in order to control or eliminate the worst neglected tropical diseases transmitted by insects or snails.

Gates Foundation Awards $23 Million For New Mosquito Control Method

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact

March 14 (Reuters) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $23 million for research being led by University of Notre Dame biologists to pr...

Inside the Politics of Breastfeeding Promotion

Shawn Baker | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact
Shawn Baker

It doesn't make headlines, but every year 800,000 children under five die because of poor breastfeeding practices. Scientific evidence about breastfeeding's extraordinary benefits continues to grow.

Bill Gates' Rose-Colored Glasses

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.31.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

To his credit, Gates is a remarkable philanthropist, and his generosity certainly sets a bold standard for all wealthy people to emulate. Nevertheless, his appears blind to the genuine suffering of people who endure poverty, even in the wealthiest countries on Earth.

Bill Gates' Viral Video Is Perfect

Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Bill Gates wants you to read the Gates Foundations' annual letter about global poverty... and to get you to do that, he wants to create a viral video....

Bill Gates: By 2035, There Will Be Almost No Poor Countries

AP | By JAKE PEARSON | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates pitched an optimistic future for the world's poor and sick in their annual letter Tuesday, ar...

Philanthropy as an Asset Class

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

Perhaps if the wealthy started thinking about how they give in the same vein as how they invest, we would make major inroads and solve big problems.

Expecting More: Rigor and Excellence in Our Classrooms

Isiah Thomas | Posted 02.23.2014 | Education
Isiah Thomas

We owe it to our children and ourselves to demand higher expectations and a system where all stakeholders, from the state house to the school house are held accountable when it comes to education.

Is measles vaccination the biggest unrecognized success in global health?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

During an interview with CNN this week, Dr. Hans Rosling - iconic co-founder of Gapminder and professor of global health at the Karolinska Institutet ...

Condoms Don't Get a Fair Shake

Francis Levy | Posted 02.09.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Condoms don't get a fair shake. No good deed goes unpunished might be said of the lot of the average condom. Now the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...

How Bill Gates And Bono Teamed Up To Save The World | Posted 12.02.2013 | Impact

Forbes: While you two are an odd pairing on paper, I have a theory that you were separated at birth–there are more similarities than you might think...

Celebrating Women and the Dignity of Family Planning

Melinda Gates | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Melinda Gates

This week, I'm on a trip with two important stops: the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York City, then the International Family Planning Conference in Ethiopia. I can appreciate how this ensemble might appear to clash -- the red carpet next to the green-brown fields dotting a country that's 80 percent rural. But sometimes juxtaposing seemingly incongruous things can reveal an underlying truth.

Gates Wins Huge Award For Improving Millions Of Lives

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact

By MALCOLM RITTER/Associated Press NEW YORK — Two scientists who illuminated how brain cells communicate, three researchers who developed implant...

Gates Foundation CEO Stepping Down

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact

SEATTLE -- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes announced Tuesday he's stepping down. The 55-year-old Nebraska native and former Micro...

How Far Did PBS Go To Avoid Offending A Sponsor?

The New Yorker | Jane Mayer | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

PBS has standards for "editorial integrity," and its guidelines state that "member stations are responsible for shielding the creative and editorial p...

Bill and Melinda, Sex and the Condom Conundrum

Jim Moscou | Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact
Jim Moscou

For all its simplicity in use, the saga of the condom is profoundly complex. But one point is clear: The access to good condoms along with the respect for people and their culture probably trumps promises of high-tech prophylactics.

Bill Gates Will Pay You To Invent A Sexier Condom

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 03.22.2013 | Impact

Though condoms come in different textures, sizes and even tastes, these options aren't enticing enough to get people to actually use them in many part...

Billionaire Bill Gates Bashes Capitalism

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology

Bill Gates is renewing his criticism of capitalism, joining a long line of anti-capitalist billionaires. Speaking at the Royal Academy of Engineeri...

Who Are the Billionaires Trying to Defeat Steve Zimmer?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

The race for LA's District 4 seat is ground zero in this battle over the corporate take-over of public education. The outcome of Tuesday's election has national implications in terms of the billionaires' battle to reconstruct public education in the corporate mold.

The Global Search for Education: Health and Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Should health disparities be a fundamental part of national school reform to narrow our domestic achievement gap?

Joy Resmovits

Financial Aid Fix May Reverse College Dropout Crisis | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | College

An influential group of college presidents, civil rights leaders and advocates sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is highlighting what i...

The Evolving Role of the Private Sector in Global Health

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 01.10.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

With such complexity, are all partners equally influential in public-private partnerships? And who holds the private sector accountable?

Oil, Guns and Moral Outrage

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Carol Pierson Holding

At least sixty years of investors boycotting the gun trade has yielded zero result. In fact, SRI activism works best when rewarding companies that care about being good, whose products sustain life rather than take it.

Mind the Gap!

Jack Jennings | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Jack Jennings

Why have politicians and others decided to ignore the research and use defective systems to make major decisions about retaining teachers or determining their pay? Why are we not "minding the gap"?

7 Districts Split $25 Million In Gates Education Grants For Charter Schools

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- Seven school districts committed to working with charter schools to improve student achievement will split about $25 million in grants...