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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Read the latest stories, research, and news from across the foundation.

A drive-through coronavirus testing facility in Pretoria, South Africa.

As COVID-19 cases surge, African institutions lead response efforts

The world must act quickly to support African institutions in fighting the third wave of COVID-19 and bringing vaccines to the more than 98 percent of Africans who remain unvaccinated.
By Cheikh Oumar Seydi Director, Africa, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

With the economic recovery failing women, now is the time to act on gender equality

The COVID-19 pandemic has largely affected women more than men. To build a strong economic recovery, data shows we must advance progress toward gender equality.
By Melinda French Gates Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A laboratory at Afrigen Biologics & Vaccines in Cape Town, South Africa, which is partnering with the World Health Organization and the Biovac Institute to establish an mRNA technology transfer hub in Cape Town.

Geographically distributed manufacturing capacity is needed for improved global health security

Now is the time to support developing countries in building the infrastructure, skills, and systems they need to develop safe and affordable vaccines for diseases that mostly affect poorer nations.
By Anita Zaidi President, Gender Equality and Director, Vaccine Development and Surveillance, and Director, EDD, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Foundation facts

For the Year ended December 31, 2019. Amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars. Value of Grants total represents grants only.