The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will inject $750 million into the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum.
A trial study finds a malaria vaccine appears to cut infections by half in a one-year period.
A malaria vaccine has eluded scientists for decades, but preliminary results from a phase 3 clinical trial in Africa are providing hope.
Raj Shah was just 34 and already a rising star when his mentor Bill Gates, in a 2007 Harvard commencement speech, said of the war on global poverty: "The barrier to change is not too little caring; it is too much complexity."
The toilet is broken -- and not because it won't flush.
In this week's Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, John Sutter and Stephanie Goldberg tackle some of the headlines from this week's Fortune Brainstorming Tech conference in Colorado.
The winning bidder for a lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett made one final decision late Friday -- that he or she wanted to set a record.
Bidding on Warren Buffett's auction of an annual fundraising power lunch easily eclipsed $2 million by Tuesday, with four days of bidding yet to go.
Like many schools in heavily urban areas, there are metal detectors, the neighborhood is poorer than many and 90% of the students qualify for free or subsidized lunches.
"Killer apps," so the technological jargon goes, can transform the fortunes of businesses while improving the lives of the people that use them. But very few can claim to improve the worldwide provision of healthcare.
At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we consider ourselves to be impatient optimists -- we are impatient with the way the world is, but optimistic that changing it is possible.
Melinda Gates suggests non-profits take a cue from companies whose global network of marketers offer widespread access.
The president announced a new education initiative to make U.S. schoolchildren leaders in math and science.
In the world of business, who in their right mind would turn down the opportunity to dine with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett? Chinese tycoons, apparently.
Jeff Raikes worked with Bill Gates at Microsoft, most recently as president of the business division, for almost 29 years before joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as CEO in 2008. The last two years, he's worked building relationships with partners of the $33 billion foundation.
American denialism threatens many areas of scientific progress, including the widespread fear of vaccines and the useless trust placed in the vast majority of dietary supplements quickly come to mind.
Aside from a moral obligation, improving the health of people in other nations is smart foreign policy, former President Clinton said Wednesday.
Bill and Melinda Gates on Friday made the largest donation ever to a single cause: $10 billion to develop vaccines for the world's poorest nations.
Bill and Melinda Gates announced plans Friday to invest $10 billion in the fight against a number of illnesses including AIDS and said the record donation could save nearly nine million lives.
Bill and Melinda Gates said Friday that the Gates Foundation will spend $10 billion in the next 10 years to research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world's poorest nations.
Imagine your life if you had no access to banks, ATMs, credit cards, or savings and checking accounts -- just cash that you needed to hide or carry around. It would be hard to save, plan, get ahead, take chances, or feel secure.
Dr. Tachi Yamada of the Gates Foundation tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour about the need for investment in global health.
Global philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates are launching a major push to convince the United States to maintain government spending on worldwide health initiatives, despite the financial crisis and a soaring U.S. budget deficit.
Nonprofit CEOs didn't feel the economic pinch in 2008 despite charitable giving having declined for the first time since 1987.
Since it was founded in 1994, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been instrumental in encouraging innovative research that will combat the biggest health issues affecting the developing world.
A group of African scientists last week called on rich nations to help stem the tide of African talent leaving the continent's universities.
It's certainly a unique father-son relationship. The man who created one of the largest fortunes in history, now in his second career as a philanthropist, has his dad working for him as co-chair of the world's largest charitable organization -- the $27.5 billion Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Actually, this is a second act for both men. Bill Gates, 53, stepped down from day-to-day work at Microsoft last June, while his father, Bill Gates Sr., 83, retired from the prominent Seattle law firm Preston Gates & Ellis (now known as K&L Gates), in 1998. These days both men give counsel to each other, but for years, of course, Dad doled out indispensable advice to his son. I recently sat down with this unlikely buddy act in the famed Leonard Bernstein suite at the Hôtel de Crillon on Paris's Place de la Concorde to ask them about the best advice they ever got.
Couples in the African kingdom of Swaziland are being urged to get tested together as part of a HIV "love test" campaign.
Couples in the African kingdom of Swaziland are being urged to get tested together as part of a HIV "love test" campaign.
Malaria is preventable and curable, yet every 30 seconds, a child in sub-Saharan Africa dies from the disease, according to the World Health Organization.
Saana Nyassi considers himself lucky.
Researcher Dr. Stefan Kappe leads a tour of a malaria research laboratory and explains how a vaccine would work.
For the past few decades when talking about malaria, public health officials and malaria experts have avoided the word "eradication."
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, President Obama's stimulus package, could serve as a historic investment in our children's future, an initiative that could very well change the course of our nation.
The Gates Foundation is pledging $255 million to help eradicate polio around the world.
It may look like an air mattress you might see lying around next to a swimming pool but in reality its function couldn't be less trivial.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates told CNN on Wednesday that he hopes President-elect Barack Obama and Congress immediately craft a wide-ranging stimulus package, to help jump-start the nation's sputtering economy, and double the United States' commitment to foreign aid.
Microsoft mogul Bill Gates sits down with Wolf Blizter to discuss his views on the economy and advice for Barack Obama.
When Bill Gates gets worked up about something, his body language changes. He suspends his habit of rocking forward and back in his chair and sits a little straighter. His voice rises in pitch. Today the subject is America's schools.
Most people know that condoms prevent the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
The global economic turmoil is likely to take its toll on AIDS research funding and add to the problems plaguing the search for a vaccine against the virus, scientists warned Tuesday
Crowded out by the economy and other issues, billionaires stop funding a campaign to put education front and center in the presidential election
A new program backed by one of the richest men in the world promises to shake up food aid
In a cramped, humid laboratory in London, mosquitoes swarming in stacked, net-covered cages are being scrutinized for keys to controlling malaria
In the two years since Warren Buffett decided to give the bulk of his $53 billion fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and charities run by his three children, his youngest son Peter, 50, has said little about his philanthropic plans for his share - stock likely to be worth well over $1 billion - which has kept the nonprofit world buzzing.
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Before he crossed over to the social sphere, Tom Tierney was a big deal in corporate America. As CEO of Bain & Co., he helped FORTUNE 500 companies and private-equity clients like Texas Pacific Group build their customer relationships and their profits. He did the same, actually, for his own firm, multiplying Bain's revenues six-fold in seven years. Then, in 1999, Tierney gave up the million-dollar paycheck to do something really good: He co-founded Bridgespan Group, a consulting firm modeled on Bain but customized for non-profit clients.
Big blue-chip companies like General Electric and Microsoft do many things well, but showing up on lists of the hottest brands is typically not one of them. Yet these two lumbering giants both made their way onto brand consultancy Landor Associates' annual Breakaway Brands ranking - a comprehensive survey that measures consumer sizzle over a three-year period.
Plenty of companies use the Internet to push their products at high schoolers, but few have made money by educating them there.
A bidder agreed to pay $650,100 to have lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett, surpassing last year's record for the annual charity auction.
With one day to go, an online charity auction for the right to dine with billionaire Warren Buffett has fetched a top bid of $300,100, less than half of last year's winning bid of $620,100.
The largest donations in U.S. history.
What better way is there to use money than to donate it?
Onetime Microsoft archnemesis Joel Klein has traded prosecuting the government's epic antitrust court cases for a task no less ambitious: fixing the New York City public school system. Since Mayor ...
This essay is adapted from a speech that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates delivered recently at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Gates received that museum's James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic work through the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.
The Clinton Foundation is not a foundation at all in the traditional sense, because it has no money of its own.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, leaders in worldwide anti-AIDS efforts, had praise Monday for President Bush's initiative, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR, on the first full day of the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto.
Okay we need this Alaska pipeline shutdown like an abscessed tooth! Of course the big news will be the Fed announcement on Tuesday, 2:15 Eastern. Be there! And this: Sweden's economy saw its highest growth in six years... Time to move?
On July, Warren Buffett drove himself downtown, walked into the cavernous and nearly deserted central branch of U.S. Bank in Omaha, descended a flight of steps, and opened his large safe-deposit bo...
On July 3, Warren Buffett drove himself downtown, walked into the cavernous and nearly deserted central branch of U.S. Bank in Omaha, descended a flight of steps, and opened his large safe-deposit box.
Billionaire Warren Buffett turned heads last week when he announced that he would be donating the bulk of his wealth to charity.
Of course it's news -- real, gee-whiz news -- when the second-richest man in the world decides to give away the bulk of his fortune -- most of it to a foundation run by the richest man in the world.
Warren Buffett, the world's second-richest man, said he will soon start giving away almost all of his fortune to charity, most of it going to a foundation controlled by the world's richest man, Bill Gates, Fortune magazine reported Sunday.
It is by far the largest foundation in the world - even now, before Warren Buffett's historic gifts. And its creed is appropriately broad: "Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to reduce inequities and improve lives around the world."
Warren Buffett holds only Berkshire Hathaway A stock (474,998 shares), but his gifts are to be made in Berkshire B stock, into which each A share is convertible at a ratio of 30 to 1. He will convert A shares to obtain the B shares he needs for his gifts.
We were sitting in a Manhattan living room on a spring afternoon, and Warren Buffett had a Cherry Coke in his hand as usual. But this unremarkable scene was about to take a surprising turn.
It's lunchtime at Shelbyville High School, 30 miles southeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, and more than 100 teenagers are buzzing over trays in the cafeteria.
On a recent afternoon, in stifling 100-degree heat, eight fragile children lie in cribs covered with mosquito nets in the pediatric ward of a small hospital in Navrongo, a rural town in the West Af...
Dr. Nils Daulaire, president of the Global Health Council, said Tuesday at the TIME Global Health Summit that he was encouraged by President Bush's "ringing call for action" to combat the threat of a flu pandemic, but there "needs to be a whole lot more than plans."
Some of the world's most pressing health problems may be a little closer to being solved following the award of $450 million to 43 innovative projects aimed at fighting diseases in the developing world.
They're the Gates that keep on giving.
DEC. 1 WAS WORLD AIDS DAY, AND most of the news was sobering--an estimated three million deaths and 4.8 million new infections last year. But amid the gloom, Gordon Brown, Britain's Chancellor of t...
CANCER For Jim Stowers the key to successful philanthropy has been to treat it as he does his family of mutual funds, American Century investments. He gives donors "Hope Shares" and annual statemen...
How do you measure Bill Gates' success?
In the past year members of the Rotary Club in Sedalia, Mo. (pop: 20,339), honored a student of the month at Smith-Cotton High School, read to first-graders, delivered valentines to patients at Bot...
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