Our Work in China

We began our work in China in 2007 with a focus on HIV prevention, tuberculosis control, and tobacco control. Along with these efforts, we have developed important strategic partnerships with China’s public and private sectors to develop and deliver low-cost, high-quality health and development innovations that can improve lives in other countries, particularly those in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A Message from the Director

Most people in China have heard of Bill Gates. They know him as a technology industry leader and a co-founder of Microsoft. But fewer people are aware of the foundation that he and his wife, Melinda, created in 2000 to reduce poverty and improve health around the globe.

Our vision for China is ambitious. While we continue to support development within China in areas such as HIV, tuberculosis, tobacco control, and philanthropic development, we are also committed to supporting China as a development partner for the rest of the world. By tapping into Chinese resources, innovation, and expertise, we aim to replicate China’s remarkable success in addressing health inequity and poverty in some of the poorest regions of the world. China’s domestic reforms, increasing global engagement, and emerging capacity for innovation reinforce our faith in China’s potential as a catalyst for development worldwide.

As the director of the China office, I hope you will explore the work we do and join us in our effort to ensure that everyone in China—and the world—has the chance to live a healthy, productive life.

Yinuo Li
Director, China Office