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2012-01-26 03:20:00

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Announces $750 Million Contribution to the Global Fund, Affirming Support for the World's Largest Global Health Financier WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Gates Foundation Co-chair Bill Gates announced a $750 million contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The funds are committed in a promissory note, a new and innovative funding mechanism...

2012-01-24 18:54:00

Fourth annual letter highlights progress in developing countries, outlines new approaches to help poorest build self-sufficiency LONDON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, challenged global leaders today in his fourth annual letter to invest in innovations that are accelerating progress against poverty, or risk a future in which millions needlessly starve. The letter describes remarkable progress in the...

2012-01-12 13:30:00

DENVER, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, personal finance blog FrugalDad (www.frugaldad.com) releases its latest infographic: "Bill Gates is Better than Batman." It posits a bold claim: that the Microsoft founder, Forbes 400 member and well-known philanthropist puts traditional superheroes to shame. The graphic lays out the astounding scope of the charitable work executed by one of the world's most famous and most wealthy entrepreneurs, and how his efforts warrant a redefinition...

2012-01-12 02:01:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health leaders around the world today will acknowledge an important achievement in the fight against polio as India marks one year since the last recorded case of wild poliovirus in the country. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/49366-gates-foundation-commends-india-on-one-year-polio-free (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120112/MM33841 ) This success is the...

Gates, China Collaborating On Cleaner, Safer Nuclear Reactor
2011-12-10 05:30:26

A Washington-based company, created and funded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, will work with Chinese scientists to jointly develop a new, novel type of nuclear reactor, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the reactor -- which Gates said would be "very low-cost, very safe and generate very little waste" during a discussion China's Ministry of Science and Technology -- will run on depleted uranium. UPI and BBC News report that the...

2011-11-15 12:24:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking at Microsoft Corp.'s annual shareholder meeting today, Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer highlighted the company's product momentum and business execution and outlined growth opportunities across the company's business groups, including search, mobile devices, entertainment, communications and cloud services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) "Last year, we delivered record financial performance by...

Image 1 - Scientists Making Strides In Sniffing Out TB Electronically
2011-11-08 12:43:38

Indian researchers said on Monday that they were close to developing an "electronic nose" that is capable of sniffing out tuberculosis on someone's breath. The device is a hand-held unit that is similar to a police breathalyzer used to detect blood alcohol levels. The "E-Nose" has sensors that pick up TB biomarkers in the breath droplets, resulting in an almost instantaneous and accurate diagnosis. "We hope to have a prototype ready for clinical testing by October 2013," lead...

2011-11-03 10:30:00

Report Highlights Role of Innovation in Expanding Development Resources for the Future CANNES, France, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report about financing for development delivered today at the G20 Summit, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, urged leaders to commit to increasing the pool of resources dedicated to development or risk causing irreparable damage to the livelihoods of millions of the poorest people. Underlying these...

2011-10-31 12:30:00

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. Elias is currently president and chief executive officer of PATH, a Seattle-based international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of people around the world. "We are very pleased that Chris is joining the foundation to lead our global development work,"...

2011-10-26 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- READ (Rural Education and Development) Global announced today a major grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen the organization's capacity for future growth. This grant combines the foundation's unwavering commitment to public library systems with READ Global's unique approach to sustainable development and empowerment in rural Asia through Community Library and Resource Centers (READ Centers). "The READ Global model...


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2013-09-17 12:44:24

William Henry "Bill" Gates III, Born October 28, 1955 is an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and Co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company. He Co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen. Bill Gates is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009 — excluding 2008, when he was ranked third. In 2011 he...

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