Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Discover the impact of investing in women’s health and financial success
Partners of Human Potential

How does the work of our partners come to life? How does that work create potential around the world? Watch, read, and experience the stories of good people doing great things that can lead to even greater things.


Read the latest stories, research, and news from across the foundation.
Josephine Kimonyi and her family at her home in Makueni County, Kenya.

The visionary dairy farmer

A Kenyan entrepreneur finds promise in a special breed of cow—and makes a bold investment.
Veronica Auma purchases fish from local fishermen on the shore of Lake Victoria in Busia County, Kenya on April 11, 2024.

Creating a care economy that supports women and helps communities thrive

By Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi Incoming CEO & President, African Center for Economic Transformation 


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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For the year ended December 31, 2022. Amount in U.S. dollars.

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For 20 years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been committed to fighting the greatest inequities in the world.

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