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We are a nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world.

For over 20 years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been committed to tackling the greatest inequities in our world.
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We can’t achieve our goals on our own. We work together with businesses, government, and nonprofits, and each partner plays a specific role in accelerating progress.
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Since January 2020, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed more than US$2 billion to the global COVID-19 response.
Our funding commitments to fight COVID-19 surpassed US $2 billion in January 2022.
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Since January 2020, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed more than US$2 billion to the global COVID-19 response.

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A midwife prepares a vaccination at an Anganwadi Centre (AWC) where she provides care to pregnant women and newborns.

Can maternal immunization save more newborns?

Two infections claim the lives of 200,000 infants each year. A unique vaccination method could reverse these tragic numbers.
By Padmini Srikantiah Deputy Director, Pneumonia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Parents at a kindergarten school learn how to access information about contraception on their smartphones using an app, Skata, during a session on family planning in Makassar, Indonesia.

Better contraceptives are coming

By Kirsten Vogelsong Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A 7-month-old suffering from pneumonia is taken care of by his mother in the pediatric ward at King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India, September 19, 2018.

Explainer: Four things to know about RSV

By Keith Klugman Director, Pneumonia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Foundation facts

For the year ended December 31, 2021. Amount in U.S. dollars.