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Gates Foundation

We are impatient optimists working to reduce inequity.

Seattle, Washington

Joined on 5 December, 2008

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"No matter who or where you are, we all have something to give—and every act of generosity counts. There are myriad ways you can show up for those in need with your time, money, voice, talents, or kindness."

#GivingTuesday

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Over 1 billion people rely on cassava as a source of food. New research from our partners at @RIPEproject could improve yields by up to 39% - helping to secure a staple crop for people everywhere.

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COVID-19 has created a huge demand for basic needs like food and housing and exacerbated a wide range of inequities.

This #GivingTuesday, find safe, vetted local opportunities to donate or volunteer to help those hit hardest by COVID-19 through .

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"When we look at this pandemic and we look at how are we going to get through, and how are we going to build back, we have to have women with seats at the table." @MelindaGates

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Recent news has shown positive progress towards safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. So what comes next?

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Stalled vaccination coverage led to a record number of measles cases in 2019. With the COVID-19 pandemic draining health care resources, experts worry these outbreaks will only worsen.

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Technology can be a powerful tool for gender equality but only if women are empowered to use it. 📱

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"We need to recognize as a society that all of our economies around the world are built on the backs of women’s unpaid labor."

@MelindaGates discusses the disproportionate work women bear with @WPLeadersOrg.

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4.2 billion people live without safely managed sanitation.

Inclusive, sustainable sanitation systems not only protect people's health and drinking water, they can help form a strong defense against COVID-19 and future disease outbreaks.

#WorldToiletDay

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Replying to @melindagates: The funding that @EmmanuelMacron, @vonderleyen, & @sanchezcastejon pledged at the @ParisPeaceForum will help ensure equit…

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The funding that @EmmanuelMacron, @vonderleyen, & @sanchezcastejon pledged at the @ParisPeaceForum will help ensure equitable access to safe COVID-19 vaccines for people around the world. The most effective response to this pandemic is also the moral one.

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Every year, 4.2 million children with severe pneumonia in lower-income countries urgently need oxygen to survive. For them, closing the oxygen gap is a matter of life or death.

#WorldPneumoniaDay @Save_Children

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Quoted @MSuzman

Ending this pandemic will require the largest public health effort in history & much more funding. So, today @gatesfoundation is committing another $70million to global efforts to develop & distribute safe, affordable, & timely vaccines for low- & middle-income countries

The bulk of our commitment ($50 million) will go to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) of @Gavi which aims to secure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for 92 low- and middle-income countries.

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The additional $20 million grant will go to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to advance research and development for an additional slate of candidate vaccines.

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Today we are committing $70 million to global efforts to develop and distribute safe, affordable, and timely vaccines for low- and middle-income countries.

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Every woman and child deserves access to essential, quality, and affordable health care.

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Ahead of #WorldPneumoniaDay, Keith Klugman, our director of pneumonia, explains why this disease is still so deadly—and what we can do about it.

via @Seeker

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Replying to @UNICEF: The ‘cold chain’ has brought billions of vaccines to generations of children. Soon, it could safely deliver COVID-19 vaccines t…

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Replying to @LumiraDx: We are proud to announce a Global Partnership to Introduce the LumiraDx Point-of-Care Diagnostic Platform for COVID-19 Antige…

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We are proud to announce a Global Partnership to Introduce the LumiraDx Point-of-Care Diagnostic Platform for COVID-19 Antigen Testing in Africa
#covid19 #antigen #lumiradx

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Replying to @AnitaEDD: We’re encouraged by the progress of scientific discovery for new COVID-19 tools. Ending the pandemic will require multiple sa…

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Quoted @CEPIvaccines

We welcome today's announcement from @Pfizer / @BioNTech_Group with interim data from their Phase III clinical trial indicating 90% effectiveness of their #COVID19 vaccine candidate.

Full statement from our CEO, Dr Richard Hatchett, on our website:

We’re encouraged by the progress of scientific discovery for new COVID-19 tools. Ending the pandemic will require multiple safe & effective vaccines & delivering them to all countries, regardless of wealth. Thanks @CEPIvaccines for sharing important insights on this latest news.

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Replying to @trevormundel: These findings are a positive sign for the effort to develop safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. We look forward to see…

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These findings are a positive sign for the effort to develop safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. We look forward to seeing more data on this and other vaccines in the pipeline that are urgently needed to turn the tide on this pandemic.

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The ‘cold chain’ has brought billions of vaccines to generations of children. Soon, it could safely deliver COVID-19 vaccines throughout the world.

#VaccinesWork

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