Bill Gates

Bill Gates


Sharing things I'm learning through my foundation work and other interests.

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I’m bear-y honored to receive this adorable bear carrying such an urgent message: #EndPolio . As countries convene for the polio pledging moment, it’s vital they heed this bear’s message and commit to consigning polio to history.

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Twenty years ago, I thought of #GrandChallenges  as a Gates Foundation initiative. Because of all of the innovators and broader scientific community involved, it has become a global movement.

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Testing for viruses with a breathalyzer? It’s possible. Pretty incredible to see the innovative work happening at @imec_int .

Math shouldn’t be a gatekeeper, limiting a student’s dreams. It should be a gateway, helping students realize them.

Those of us who have done the most to cause this problem should help the rest of the world survive it. We owe them that much.

I’m in Kenya this week to learn from researchers, innovators, students, and leaders about what’s working, what’s not, and how the foundation can better support progress in Kenya and across the continent.

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I’m very sad to hear about Michael Gerson’s passing. We spoke many times over the years, especially about global health, and when I started talking about pandemic prevention back in 2015, he was one of the first journalists I wanted to talk to.

What a great meeting with @AlboMP  on the intersection of climate, energy, and health. We also spoke about supporting communities in Australia and across the globe as the world adapts to the changing climate.

In his annual letter, CEO @MSuzman  explains how the @gatesfoundation  uses its dollars and voice to help find solutions for problems that otherwise might be neglected.

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Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO  now more than ever.

It’s great to see India’s leadership in scientific innovation and vaccine manufacturing capability as the world works to end the COVID-19 pandemic @PMOIndia 

I’m at my happiest when I’m learning – no matter how gross the subject matter. Today, I experienced the Meguro Parasitological Museum in Tokyo, and saw what is believed to be the world’s longest tapeworm. 10/10 would visit again.

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A mind-blowing fact…more energy from the sun hits the Earth in one hour than humans use in an entire year.

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One of the benefits of being 65 is that I’m eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. I got my first dose this week, and I feel great. Thank you to all of the scientists, trial participants, regulators, and frontline healthcare workers who got us to this point.

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Humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus. It’s going to require a global cooperative effort like the world has never seen. But I know we’ll get it done. There’s simply no alternative.

I was excited to visit Nigeria and meet with and to discuss the country’s development goals. We agreed that Nigeria’s bright future will benefit from further investment in the country’s greatest resource: its people.

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There are over 100 different coronavirus vaccine candidates in the works. These candidates take a variety of approaches to protecting the body against COVID-19:

One of the questions I am most often asked about the #COVID19  pandemic is how, and when, it will end. This article by @edyong209  does a really good job of outlining the steps we need to take.

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