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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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Activists call for the end of gender-based violence ahead of the Paris-based 2021 Generation Equality Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Inside the roadmap for advancing gender equality in Kenya

In response to Kenya’s grassroots organizing, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a dozen concrete, actionable steps to end all forms of gender-based violence by 2026. A roadmap is in place to accomplish this.
By Samburu Wa-Shiko Regional Representative, East Africa
A medical worker collects a swab sample from a mother for COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Aug.16, 2020.

COVID-19 prompts surge in generosity for Gates Philanthropy Partners

By Jennifer Alcorn Deputy Director, Philanthropic Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Inside Cape Town International Airport in South Africa soon after the discovery of the Omicron variant of COVID and the imposition of many bans on travel from southern Africa.

Southern Africa: Last in line for vaccines, first in line for travel bans

By Cheikh Oumar Seydi Director, Africa, 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.