Gates Foundation

Gates Foundation


We are impatient optimists working to reduce inequity.

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Alongside @wellcometrust  we are pleased to support this agreement between @biovac_inst  & @IVIHeadquarters  to manufacture an oral #cholera  vaccine in South Africa & expand access globally while strengthening Africa’s capacity to manufacture its own vaccines

Climate change has resulted in drastic changes disrupting farming–and threatening the global food supply. TomorrowNow is building a network of advanced satellites to provide farmers with early warnings of extreme environmental conditions.

Climate change threatens the future of agriculture. But new tools are emerging. Nuru is a “plant doctor in your pocket” designed to help farmers quickly diagnose disease in their crops and monitor its spread.

Climate change is changing the way farmers grow food. They need new tools to survive. Pula, an African startup, is using big data to analyze climate risks and provide crop insurance to help small farmers survive lean harvests.

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that was unknown to many until recently– yet it causes more than 100,000 deaths in children under 5 per year. Here are four things you need to know about RSV:

40 million children worldwide have been left vulnerable to #measles  due to pandemic-related disruptions to immunization. We must urgently close immunization gaps to protect kids from this contagious and deadly disease.

We each have the power to change the world. 🌎 It’s #GivingTuesday , and today we celebrate the opportunity to support the fight for a more equitable world. How can YOU make a difference today?

Nearly 90% of high school students in Washington state want to make the important transition to higher education. @GatesWA  is working with local partners to help students succeed:

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"When women earn an income and control their earnings, their children are more likely to attend school; their families are healthier; their self-worth improves; and their household income grows—along with the global economy"

Only 0.02% of news globally focuses on women's pay, power, safety and health. This new report from @AkasAudience  co-founder @LubaKassova  offers solutions to close this reporting gap. #FromOutrageToOpportunity 

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Don't have a red nose? That's ok! For every RT we'll donate $10 toward ending child poverty. #RedNose4Kids 

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Want to help end child poverty? Retweet this using #RedNose4Kids  & we'll donate 10$ in honor of #RedNoseDay !

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For every news headline written about a woman, there are six written about men.

Discover what’s working in the fight against global poverty and disease. #Goalkeepers17 

It's clear that women have been hit especially hard economically and the pandemic is reversing progress on gender equality. 2021 offers critical moments like the G7 Summit and the upcoming Generation Equality Forum to make a difference in the ways we prioritize gender equality.

No country in the last 50 years has emerged from poverty without expanding access to contraceptives.

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As our CEO @MSuzman  says, no barriers should stand in the way of equitable access to vaccines. We are supportive of a narrow intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic.

Women workers have suffered disproportionate effects from COVID-19. The time to act on gender equality is now. We must seize this moment if we’re to unlock economic gains for all.

The Maldives has experienced one of the most dramatic declines in child, early, and forced marriage globally and is on track to eliminate it by 2030. The new @UNICEF  global report highlights this data and more to provide a hopeful path for the future.

Geography is a determining factor in your future success. #Goalkeepers19 

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