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Bill Gates teams up with Saudi bank for polio fight

1598 days ago From ArabianBusiness.com   View Archived Article

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - Bill Gates has signed an agreement with the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank, believed to be worth around US$277m, as part of his charity's aim to gain Middle East support for its multi-billion-dollar fight to eradicate polio. The agreement ...

Bill Gates Wants To Invent The Toilet Of The Future

1653 days ago From Manolith   View Archived Article

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - Gates is widely-known as one of the most charitable people on the planet. Working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he's helped ensure that millions of families in developing nations have access to vaccines and clean drinking water. A ...

Buffett donates $1.5 billion to Gates Foundation

1690 days ago From Omaha World-Herald   View Archived Article

OMAHA, NEBRASKA - Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc., donated about 18.4 million of his company's Class B shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a filing issued Friday. The shares closed at ...

Bill Gates, central govt to focus on rural sanitation

1730 days ago From Economic Times   View Archived Article

NEW DELHI, INDIA - The global charity founded on the fortune of software billionaire Bill Gates is ... which started in Rwanda last year, involves 22 universities around the ...

Melinda Gates: Saving thousands of women's lives through contraception

1784 days ago From Seattle Post Intelligencer   View Archived Article

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - COM STAFF Melinda Gates, left, and husband Bill Gates at the opening reception of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle. Melinda Gates argues that contraception is a vital component to family health. ...

Bill Gates Donates $51 Million to Combat Disease

1826 days ago From ThePoultrySite.com   View Archived Article

SHEFFIELD, U K - GLOBAL - Edinburgh-based charity the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) is to receive funding of over =A331.2million ($51.5million) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Government's Department for Inte ...

Gates Foundation awards grant to tackle malaria

1836 days ago From Brandeis Now   View Archived Article

WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS - =93The research builds on a study that was launched a few years ago by the Centers for Disease Control in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute to measure the effectiveness of the wallpaper-like liner technology,=94 says Shepard. ...

Gates Foundation Invests in Cutting-Edge Research to Diagnose Tuberculosis in Developing Countries

1841 days ago From AllAfrica.com   View Archived Article

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - Seattle =97 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced $7.7 million in funding for 10 new grants to identify biomarkers for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in low-resource settings. This new grant program, Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of .. ...

Carter Center gets $40 million pledge from donors to wipe out Guinea worm disease

1850 days ago From Washington Post   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Atlanta-based center said the funding comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation and President Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. It said the grants, along with $3 ...

Bill Gates Says Eradicating Polio Is Foundation's Top Priority

1856 days ago From Business Week   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - 25 (Bloomberg) -- Bill Gates, chairman and co-founder of Microsoft Corp., said improving polio vaccination campaigns in Nigeria, Chad and three other countries will be the biggest focus for his philanthropic foundation in 2012. The billionaire said t ...

Rob's cycle of life against polio

1868 days ago From Goulburn Post   View Archived Article

GOULBURN, AUSTRALIA - BY MADELINE HAYMAN THANKS to the continuous generosity and dedication of Rotary International, polio cases all over the world have plummeted by more than 99 per cent over the last 25 years. Early in 2011, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ...

PCI Recieves $15m Grant for Family Health Program in India

1871 days ago From Digital Journal   View Archived Article

TORONTO, CANADA - PCI (Project Concern International) announced today it has received a $15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its Project Parivartan ...

2,847 get free health services in Edo

1903 days ago From The Nation Newspaper   View Archived Article

LAGOS, NIGERIA - The figures were released by Pastor Glory Ohiomah of the Health Initiative and Outreach International, which is collaborating with the Health Foundation for ...

Helping hand: Bill Gates' charity to donate $0.5m to flood survivors

1921 days ago From The Express Tribune   View Archived Article

KARACHI, PAKISTAN - KARACHI: A member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Michael Gateway, said that they will donate $500000 in a cash transfer project to assist the flood survivors in Sindh. A delegation met the chief minister, Qaim Ali Shah, on Monday. ...

Gates Foundation Names Dr. Christopher Elias to Lead Expanded Global Development Program

1941 days ago From Sacramento Bee   View Archived Article

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - By Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation SEATTLE, Oct. 31, 2011 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Dr. Christopher Elias has been named president of the foundation's Global Development Program ...

Bill Gates open doors to help China

1946 days ago From Xinhua   View Archived Article

BEIJING, CHINA - By Shan Juan BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhuanet) -- China's Ministry of Science and Technology signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to invest together in research and development of new products and technolog ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan polio aid set

1949 days ago From The Japan Times   View Archived Article

TOKYO, JAPAN - The government will offer about =A5900 million in grant aid to Pakistan and Afghanistan to support their efforts to eradicate polio, Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said at a World Polio Day meeting in Tokyo on Monday. Pakistan and Afghanistan are am ...

Gates Foundation gives $2.5 million to Mercy Corps

1949 days ago From Sage Nonprofit Solutions   View Archived Article

AUSTIN, TEXAS - In an effort to help residents in the Horn of Africa recover and get relief from the region's drought, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation stated it would be donating $2.5 million to Mercy Corps. In a statement, the charity said it would use th ...

Gates-aided project helps India slow HIV spread

1961 days ago From Reuters AlertNet   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks at a news conference in New Delhi, while on a visit to India on behalf of his charitable foundation to tackle health issues, focusing on polio eradication and HIV/AIDS, Nov. 5, 2008. REUTERS/B Mathur By Nita Bhalla ...

Seattle Children's Gets $2.3M from Gates

2018 days ago From Xconomy   View Archived Article

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - Seattle Children's Hospital said today it has received a two-year, $2.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue development of its low-cost ventilator for premature infants that need help in order to breathe. ...

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