Perspectives on the global pandemic response
The world has seen unprecedented challenges in the past months—as well as unprecedented collaboration. As the world responds to COVID-19, it needs to build more resilient health systems that protect the world's most vulnerable and ensure a safe and effective vaccine is available and affordable to everyone.
The next phase in the fight against the pandemic is beginning: Will the science developed in 2020 benefit everyone in 2021?
The world is closer than ever to having safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Lynda Stuart shares her thoughts on the news surrounding Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine candidates.
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Perspectives on Gender Equality
In the work to improve the lives of the world’s lowest-income people, one thing has become abundantly clear: The undervaluing of women and girls is at the root of every problem we’re trying to solve. We cannot make progress on any of the most pressing global challenges, from poverty to climate change to pandemics, if a majority of the world’s population continues to be left behind and their potential and talent goes untapped.
Low-income women are most vulnerable to the economic impacts of the pandemic. The gender equality team shares approaches to empower female workers.
More gender disaggregated data is needed to fully understand COVID-19's impacts. Melinda Gates shares four actions governments must take to overcome this gap.
The 2020 Goalkeepers Global Goals Award winners are taking action to create a safer, healthier, and more equitable world and helping their communities respond to the pandemic.
Goalkeepers Accelerators are extraordinary partnerships that work hard and fast to bring us closer to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
What we're reading
ApoliticalApolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy highlights a remarkable group of changemakers, including the foundation's own Katherine Hay.
Science SpeaksDecades of HIV research is why we have a COVID-19 vaccine. HIV vaccines are still in the works, but we should begin preparations now to scale an eventual vaccine equitably and quickly.
AllAfricaA new study shows that increased use of contraceptives in Kenya has led to a decrease in unintended pregnancies.
New England Journal of MedicineGates Foundation President of Global Development Chris Elias discusses how global leaders can improve the response to the ever-present danger of emerging infectious diseases.
A selection of stories from across the foundation and our partners
The Goalkeepers report is an annual look at our collective progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Our 2020 report examines the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what we must do to end it.
The Voices for Economic Opportunity Grand Challenges has awarded 28 grants to organizations in order to help tell the stories of people facing poverty and marginalization in the U.S.
Ruth Bishop’s discovery of the rotavirus in 1973 paved the way for future vaccines. Now, Gavi helps ensure many of these vaccines reach the world’s poorest.
The desert locust infestation in East Africa is compounded by climate change and the pandemic. Collaborative action is needed to avoid a humanitarian disaster.
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