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

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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A mother waits for her 1-year-old son to receive a second dose of the measles vaccine in Dakar, Senegal.

We must remember this takeaway from the Great Recession

In a world of multiplying crises, we cannot neglect the fight against dangerous diseases that cause untold death and suffering in low-income countries, including HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria.
By Bill Gates Co-chair, Board Member, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A child receives a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) from an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife Worker in Madhya Pradesh, India. The PCV protects against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria that all cause pneumococcal disease.

Time well spent: The complex journey of a life-saving vaccine

The story of how a life-saving vaccine called PCV was rolled out to every child in India—in record time, at low cost, and during a pandemic—illustrates what’s possible in global health.
By Gail Rodgers Deputy Director, Pneumonia
A new mother performs kangaroo mother care at Kibera South Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya

This may be the best 'medicine' in newborn care

A low-tech intervention—skin-to-skin contact with the mother—is improving outcomes for premature and low-birth-weight newborns around the world, even during the pandemic.
By Hema Magge Senior Program Officer, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health

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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.