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Global Health Program - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Our Global Health Program helps ensure that life-saving health advances reach those who need them most. We focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding.
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How We Work
We work with partners to tackle some of the difficult problems we face in the United States. Our primary focus is on improving public education.

We focus on these priority areas:

 

Education: We work to make sure high school students graduate ready for success and prepared to earn postsecondary degrees. We fund college and graduate school scholarships. We support high-quality early learning programs in Washington state.Libraries: We support efforts to supply and sustain free public access to computers and the Internet through local public libraries.Pacific Northwest: We assist struggling families by supporting innovative community organizations located in the Pacific Northwest and efforts that help break the cycle of homelessness.Special Initiatives: We explore new ways to increase opportunities or respond to unique challenges in the United States. These currently include grants that support Postsecondary Education and Emergency Relief efforts. We also offer support to many dedicated and innovative community organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

We also use advocacy to raise awareness of the issues we face, inform government policy, and develop new and innovative ways of financing initiatives that improve outcomes.

Explore United States Program Topics:Early LearningEmergency ReliefHigh SchoolsFamily HomelessnessLibrariesPacific Northwest Community GrantsPostsecondary EducationScholarships
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Global Development Program - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Learn how our Global Development Program is working to increase opportunities for people in developing countries to overcome hunger and poverty.
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We focus on areas with the potential for high-impact, sustainable solutions that can reach hundreds of millions of people. We work closely with our partners to support innovative approaches and expand existing ones so they reach the people who need them most. 

Three quarters of the 1.1 billion people living on less than $1 a day live in rural areas, and most rely on agriculture for their food and income. We work to help these small farmers boost their productivity, increase their incomes, and build better lives for their families.

 


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Global Development Program - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Learn how our Global Development Program is working to increase opportunities for people in developing countries to overcome hunger and poverty.
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What We DoOur Global Health Program harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries.  We focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, we support sustainable ways to improve their delivery.  Where they don’t, we invest in research and development of new interventions, such as vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics. 
  How We WorkMost of our work is done through grants to partners in our priority areas of focus.  Along the way, we seek extensive input from external experts and from our Global Health advisory panel.

 

In China and India, we have established offices to help manage large programs there. Many of our health efforts are integrated with those in our Global Development program, which focuses on reducing poverty and hunger. 

 

Priority Areas of FocusOur work in infectious diseases focuses on developing ways to fight and prevent enteric and diarrheal diseases,HIV/AIDS, malaria, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and neglected and other infectious diseases.

 

We also work on integrated health solutions for family planning, nutrition, maternal, neonatal and child health,tobacco control  and vaccine-preventable diseases.  

Three cross-cutting programs help us successfully address our areas of focus.  These include:Discovery – Closing gaps in knowledge and science and creating critical platform technologies in areas where current tools are lacking.

 

Delivery – implementing and scaling up proven approaches by identifying and proactively addressing the obstacles that typically lie in the path of adoption and uptake

 

Policy & Advocacy– Promoting more and better resources, effective policies, and greater visibility of global health so that we may effectively address the foundation’s priority health targets
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