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A OneGoal classroom full of people sitting around a table and listening to a speaker.

From the interview chair to serious barbecue: CEO Mark Suzman in Texas

Mark shares some of his favorite moments from a recent trip to Houston, Texas to meet with education partners and grantees.
By Mark Suzman CEO, Board Member, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Loice Achieng Ombajo

The compassionate doctor

Videos

Womens Economic Power

What does Women’s Economic Power mean?

Why we must go beyond empowerment programs and build economic systems that work for women.
Darlington Akoko

A scientist uses AI to give Africans control of their health

Darlington Akogo, Founder & CEO of minoHealth AI Labs, discusses how his product can save lives with a “digital doctor.”
Bill Gates with polio survivors and their families.

Bill Gates talks with polio survivors

Why is polio eradication important? On his recent trip to Brussels, Bill Gates sat down with polio survivors and their families (hosted by Jacob Beautemps from Breaking Lab) to learn about their experiences with this preventable disease.

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