Sharing things I'm learning through my foundation work and other interests...
The more I’ve learned about Alzheimer’s disease, the more I’ve come to admire the volunteers who participate in clinical trials, and their caregivers too. Here’s a way you can help fight Alzheimer’s:
Even a single child paralyzed by polio is one too many, but I’m optimistic that we will eradicate the disease thanks to the GPEI’s persistence and creativity.
Some of our most vital partners in the fight to #EndPolio are philanthropies like @alwaleed_philan , @BloombergDotOrg , Tahir Foundation, Dalio Philanthropies & Ningxia Yanbao Charity Foundation. Their support has helped deliver vaccines and protect millions from polio paralysis.
You could find wild poliovirus in 125 countries in 1988. Today, it exists in just two. And more than 18 million people are walking today who would otherwise have been paralyzed by polio. Here’s why we aren’t done yet:
US education may be the hardest issue our foundation works on. A recent visit to The Howard School in Chattanooga, Tennessee reminded me why it’s also one of the most inspiring.
I’m always amazed by the disconnect between what we see in the news and the reality of the world around us. As my late friend Hans Rosling would say, we must fight the fear instinct that distorts our perspective:
I hate mosquitoes. The diseases they spread kill more than half a million people every year. In fact, mosquitoes kill more people in one day than sharks kill in 100 years: #WorldMosquitoDay
#RedNoseDay is a week away! Tweet or RT using #RedNose4Kids and our foundation will donate $10 to end child poverty.
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with Steve, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.
This is one of my favorite infographics. A lot of people underestimate just how much life has improved over the last two centuries:
Most people know @AlikoDangote as Africa’s wealthiest man, but I know him as one of our foundation’s most impactful partners in improving health. Melinda and I are lucky to count him as a partner (and friend!) in our work.