Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Stakes And Opportunities High For New Head Of World Health Organization

James Whiting | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK
James Whiting

A new era has begun for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the stakes are as high as they have ever been. With the transition to a new Director-G...

Foreign Aid Is A Vital National Interest Essential In Ensuring A Safer World

Bill Gates | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK
Bill Gates

Given the recent wave of newspaper stories suggesting the UK's aid money isn't being well spent, I feel it is important for someone like me who works on foreign aid every day to make the case for the facts. So, let me be clear...

The Science Of Today Is Tomorrow's Technology

James Whiting | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech
James Whiting

Over the years game-changing research and development in the malaria field has given us long-lasting insecticide treated nets that protect millions of families every night.

Does Bill Gates Have A Legitimacy Problem?

Sophie Harman | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK
Sophie Harman

The problem here is that to be a legitimate actor in global health, someone has to challenge your role/position/ideas. Not just through accountability or monitoring and evaluation processes (which I'm sure the Foundation is pretty rigorous on) but a more mundane questioning of the authority of an actor.

The Terminator Two

James Whiting | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
James Whiting

Ending malaria won't just save millions of lives, but could also unlock trillions of pounds in economic potential. As Justine Greening said: "Our new commitment will save countless more lives and build a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for us all which is firmly in the UK's national interest."

How We Can Save Nearly Half A Million Lives This Year....

Professor Rosanna Peeling | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK
Professor Rosanna Peeling

Giving birth to a stillborn infant is a tragedy for any parent and their family. These babies die either in late pregnancy or during the process of giving birth; deaths earlier than 28 weeks are called miscarriages.

An Open Letter from Gates Cambridge Scholars to the Gates Foundation to Divest in Fossil Fuels

Libby Blanchard | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Libby Blanchard

Dear Bill and Melinda Gates and Gates Foundation Trustees, We, the undersigned Gates Cambridge scholars and alumni, are writing this letter to urge t...

Malaria's Fist Pump Moment

James Whiting | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
James Whiting

The weekend was a colossal fist pump moment. The UK government has bitten the bullet. It is taking on the ending of a disease that is believed to have killed half of humanity. Chancellor George Osborne has announced a new £1billion fund to fight malaria and other infectious diseases, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The World's Greatest Minds Challenge Mankind's Oldest Disease

James Whiting | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
James Whiting

We need the philanthropists of this world along with scientific genius, pioneering business leaders, creative communicators - and we need you, if we are all to beat this terrible disease. I invite you to join us and make ending malaria a legacy recognised by all generations to come.

Let's Not Forget Seasonal Hunger in Sustainable Development Policymaking

Libby Blanchard | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK
Libby Blanchard

Agricultural development through productivity improvements, crop intensification, irrigation, and investment in infrastructure has significantly improved food security and the seasonal dimension of hunger worldwide in recent years. Yet seasonal hunger still persists among the rural poor, and should not be lost within poverty statistics or forgotten when addressing chronic hunger in policymaking.

A Modest Proposal for Feeding Africa

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

By pooling resources, farmer associations are able to set up seed banks, storage facilities and savings and credit groups, thus reducing the costs and risks farmers face and maximising their collective income.

Bill Gates Has Been Drinking Sewage, Sort Of

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Tech

Bill Gates has been drinking sewage. It's not a statement you hear every day and if we're being really picky then it's also not strictly true. Wha...

Astronaut Chris Hadfield's 2015 Pep Talk Might Transform Your Year

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Tech

If you had a bad year and aren't exactly thrilled with the prospects for (a) your personal slice of humanity or (b) civilisation as a whole in 2015, a...

World Malaria Day - Malaria No More UK Seeking Your Ideas

James Whiting | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
James Whiting

To end malaria we need a commitment from a generation of people to see it through. We at Malaria No More UK will work tirelessly to achieve our aim but I'm also making a call out to you. How do we persuade every day people, business leaders and policy-makers to see this through? To end deaths from malaria - and to end malaria - in our generation.

Making a Dent in the Universe

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

I've had a pretty thought-provoking week on the other side of the Atlantic. Travelling always seems to expand the mind and give one some time to think, but this week it's been less to do with the opportunity for reflection and more to do with a handful of seemingly-unrelated comments that were made to me in passing...

Trust and Philanthropy

Carlos Miranda | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK
Carlos Miranda

Earlier this month, the Stars Foundation - in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Charities Aid Foundation, GlobalGiving UK, the Pea...

Bill Gates Is The World's Richest Man (Again)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Tech

Bill Gates is now officially the world's richest man. Again. According to Bloomberg the Microsoft founder recently dethroned the Mexican telecoms b...

Was Millions Of British Aid Money Spent On Fast Cars And Mansions?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Millions of pounds of British aid money may have been spent on mansions and motors by officials in Sierra Leone, according to the country's anti-corru...

Breaking the Sound of Silence on Syphilis

Professor Rosanna Peeling | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK
Professor Rosanna Peeling

Syphilis is said to have affected some of the great writers and artists of history including Oscar Wilde, Van Gogh and Manet. Yet, despite being depicted in some of the most popular artwork and literature of our time, it affects more pregnant women than HIV and it kills over 400,000 babies a year.

Bill Gates Is Wrong

Martin Drewry | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK
Martin Drewry

Bill Gates has suggested that the Millennium Development Goals do not need updating. He is wrong. Here's why: Throughout the world, from Burma to Namibia, Somaliland to Laos, China to Nicaragua, there are communities of people marginalised by the societies in which they live and forgotten by international development organisations.

Bill Gates On Apple, Inheritance And His Least Favourite Picture On The Internet

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Tech

Microsoft founder Bill Gates took part in a Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' (AMA) on Monday - via an 80 inch Windows 8 computer. The billionaire co-chair ...

Keeping Score: Can the NTD Scorecard Keep Global Action Against These Diseases on Track?

Simon Bush | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK
Simon Bush

This week sees the publication of From Promises to Progress, a new report on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), a group of 17 infectious diseases that between them affect over 1.4 billion of the poorest people in the world.

2012 Review: Sexual And Reproductive Health

Helen Marsden | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Marsden

2012 was a year when sexual and reproductive health hit the headlines in a big way. Sexual and reproductive health continues to cause passionate debate around the globe year after year.

British Philanthropy is Coming of Age but Don't Expect it to Fill the Gaps Left by the State

Charles Keidan | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Politics
Charles Keidan

The dramatic emergence in recent years of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the American billionaires Giving Pledge and reduced public resources,...

Working Together to Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases

Simon Bush | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK
Simon Bush

The goal? To tackle a group of 17 infectious diseases that between them, affect over 1.4 billion of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.