What was behind last week’s “Goalkeepers” report on global health indicators by Bill and Melinda Gates? The Gateses targeted leaders gathering this week at the UN General Assembly with the message that “pretty miraculous” progress was being endangered by donor fatigue and…

After giving $4.6 billion to his foundation in June, Bill Gates unveiled plans for a new attack on malaria with a new twist.

The Financial Times dove head first into reporting on neglected tropical diseases in a massive special report funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Together, the diseases afflict more than 1 billion people worldwide, many of them poor.   Topics highlighted in…

The Economist weighs in on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s announcement this week that it will soon launch Gates Open Research, an open-access publishing venture that will feature the peer-reviewed and freely available findings of its grantees.  

In a win for open-access proponents, a year-long agreement between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science will allow Gates-funded scholars to publish research in Science and four other AAAS journals.  

To control the spread of infectious diseases like Zika and Ebola, developing nations will need to employ “precision public health,” a strategy already used by wealthy nations, argues Susan Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with two of…

Melinda Gates believes helping women in developing countries access contraception could break the cycle of poverty for many.   The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which Gates leads with her husband, has invested more than $1 billion on family planning and will spend…

The good folks at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Mosaic by the Wellcome Trust have created the funnest new tool for everyone interested in global health: Global Health Check.  

Despite numerous awards and substantial funding, a program designed to compensate for the scarcity of doctors in rural India has made no impact, according to a Gates Foundation review. The WHP-Sky Program, launched in 2011, aimed to give patients access to licensed…