Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

CEO Mark Suzman: Philanthropy’s big opportunity

CEO Mark Suzman: Philanthropy’s big opportunity

Mark Suzman, the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Foundation, with Talash Hujibers, the founder and CEO of InsectiPro, during their visit to the insect breeding facility in Limuru, Kenya, on April 27, 2023. InsectiPro breeds black soldier flies and crickets and aims to secure Africa's future by providing sustainable protein sources. The black soldier flies are used to produce animal feed and fertilizer, while the crickets are processed into high-protein food snacks for human consumption.

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Dr. Loice Achieng Ombajo

The compassionate doctor

Kenyan doctor Loice Achieng Ombajo helps patients—and her entire country—find answers during times of medical crisis.
Thoko Moyo, Director of Global Communications, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation during the Optimist Q&A call.

Your questions for CEO Mark Suzman, answered (2024 edition)

By Mark Suzman CEO, Board Member, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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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