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NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Gates Foundation Awards Grants to Test Ideas Ranging from using Big Data for Social Good to Inventing the Next Generation of Condoms
SEATTLE (November 20, 2013) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a new round of winners as part of its Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) initiative. GCE grants fund innovative ideas to tackle persistent global health and development problems. Winning proposals this round will tackle a wide range of issues including: using social data for social good, the next generation of condom, helping women farmers in the developing world, new interventions for neglected diseases, and bringing together human and animal health for new solutions.
OCTOBER 10, 2013
Chief Communications Officer to Step Down
SEATTLE (October 10, 2013) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Kate James, Chief Communications Officer, will leave the foundation at the end of November to become the new Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Pearson. The company announced the appointment in a press release today.