Latest Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation News

Bill Gates to honor India's Modi despite Kashmir concerns

Sep. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates aren't backing down from honoring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region. A dozen people, some wearing "Free Kashmir" T-shirts, with the Justice For All coalition delivered 100,000 petition...

Former Greensboro scout helps find cure for deadly disease

Sep. 16, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The FDA's approval of a drug that cures the deadliest tuberculosis has the fingerprints of one of Alice Pearce's former Girl Scouts all over it. Scientist Doris Rouse, who spent nearly two decades leading the team of researchers at RTI International in working on a cure for a...

Go ahead, dive inside the mind of Bill Gates. But strap in.

Sep. 11, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There are some things about Bill Gates that are unremarkable. His favorite food: hamburgers. His favorite animal: the dog. But a few minutes into a new TV series on Gates reveals a fascinating insight. The Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist is asked what his worst fear is....

Africa's booming cities face a severe toilet crisis

Jul. 27, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

MAKINDYE-LUKULI, Uganda (AP) — The darkening clouds are ominous for many in this urban neighborhood, promising rushing rainwaters stinking of human waste from overflowing septic tanks. As Africa faces a population boom unmatched anywhere in the world, millions of people are moving to fast-growing cities...