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A lab technician examines a pill. Seksan Mongkhonkhamsao via Getty Images

How a new drug for COVID-19 could help improve treatment equity

The foundation has committed up to US$120 million to help ensure equitable global distribution of a promising new COVID-19 drug, molnupiravir. Here’s why that drug may be a game-changer in the global fight against the virus.
By Brad Wilken Deputy Director, Global Health
A government employee enrolls a campaign worker into the worker database in Kongo Central, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The future of global health: polio and mobile money

Mobile payments to vaccination workers are an important tool in the fight to end polio—a tool that promises to have similar benefits for any number of other public health initiatives.
By Andrew Stein Senior Program Officer, Polio
A laboratory at Afrigen Biologics & Vaccines in Cape Town, South Africa, which is partnering with the World Health Organization and the Biovac Institute to establish an mRNA technology transfer hub in Cape Town.

Geographically distributed manufacturing capacity is needed for improved global health security

Now is the time to support developing countries in building the infrastructure, skills, and systems they need to develop safe and affordable vaccines for diseases that mostly affect poorer nations.
By Anita Zaidi President, Gender Equality and Director, Vaccine Development and Surveillance, and Director, EDD, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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For the Year ended December 31, 2020. Amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars. Value of Grants total represents grants only.