The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has released a report documenting that the world is at risk of missing the 2030 sustainability goals. So they've organized a two-day event in New York starting tonight, to harness the world's attention. It's all part of a broader plan to ensure that government funding and public awareness support the effort all the way to the finish.
Bill Gates is on a mission to prove that things are getting better—despite what you see on the news.
Poor nations get high marks for meeting important goals. But the Gateses warn that deep aid cuts and donor fatigue still could doom millions.
As hurricanes and other natural disasters ravage the world and the threat of nuclear war looms, it's hard to assess which risks for humanity are really the scariest right now. But one of the biggest threats out there is one of the oldest:...Show More Summary
Bill and Melinda Gates are increasingly worried about the future, according to a report published this week by their foundation.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a stark warning this morning: if governments, particularly the U.S., were to cut their foreign aid budgets, millions of people would die from HIV, childhood illnesses, childbirth, and malar...
This week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is launching Goalkeepers, a global event dedicated to fast-tracking the progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals. (Read all about those here.) As part of theShow More Summary
Contrary to the doom and gloom found in Twitter feeds and nightly news broadcasts, there's ample evidence that humanity is headed in the right direction. A new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation puts that progress in perspective. The...Show More Summary
Great progress has been made since 1990 in alleviating global poverty, but much remains to be done, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said in a report out Wednesday. The foundation set up by the billionaire Microsoft co-founder plans...Show More Summary
U.S. foreign aid has helped developing countries make huge progress against disease and poverty—and this is no time to reverse course
If we know what they are, we can work to fix them.
LONDON, (Reuters) - Proposed United States budget cuts could put in jeopardy great progress in reducing global poverty and disease and lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone, the philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Wednesday.
Bill and Melinda Gates have released their first-annual "Goalkeepers" report, a celebration of key milestones in public health and a look at which issues are still most pressing. The wins include sizable declines in childhood mortality...Show More Summary
The world has made enormous leaps in the fight against HIV/AIDS, to the extent that someone HIV-positive, with the right treatment, can expect to live as long as their healthy neighbor. But as billionaire Bill Gates recently noted, without...Show More Summary
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Leading clean meat company Memphis Meats, which has successfully produced chicken, duck and beef from animal cells, has announced it has raised $22m in its latest fundraising campaign, with backing from Bill Gates and Richard Branso...
Bill Gates discusses the importance of Department of Energy research as the bedrock of innovation and the powerful role of ARPA-E.
The social media billionaire is one of many Silicon Valley bold-faced names to express public support for DACA in recent days, including Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Bill Gates, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Laurene Powell Jobs.
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has said repeatedly that one of his favorite ways of teaching kids is by letting them guide their own education, typically with laptops or tablets, and moving the teacher more into the role of coach. The...Show More Summary
I woke up from a dream about being in my early 20’s. It was a complicated one that included struggling to finish my graduate degree (yup – that’s clearly an anxiety dream) along with meeting with Bill Gates and trying to sell him myShow More Summary