Gates Foundation http://www.kplu.org en New Seattle org wants to unite all the do-gooders in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/new-seattle-org-wants-unite-all-do-gooders-seattle <p><em>&ldquo;We live in this amazing community where so many people are trying to make a difference &hellip;&rdquo;</em></p><p>Seattle has become a hub, or more accurately a hodgepodge, of international do-gooders. And, well, nobody seems to really have a handle on everything going on.</p><p>That&rsquo;s where another internationally oriented foundation in Seattle comes in. Appropriately enough, it&rsquo;s called the Seattle International Foundation.</p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:38:12 +0000 Tom Paulson 2192 at http://www.kplu.org New Seattle org wants to unite all the do-gooders in Seattle Microwaving malaria among winners of Gates grants http://www.kplu.org/post/microwaving-malaria-among-winners-gates-grants <p>The Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded its latest set of grants supporting innovative scientific research aimed at solving problems in global health.</p><p>The grants, awarded through the Gates Foundation&rsquo;s $100 million Grand Challenges Exploration program, for this go-round appear to favor novel methods aimed at combating malaria.</p><p><strong><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/07/microwaving-malaria-and-the-other-latest-winners-of-gates-foundation-research-grants/">Read more</a></strong>.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:05:14 +0000 Tom Paulson 2078 at http://www.kplu.org Microwaving malaria among winners of Gates grants Gates gave ‘remarkable’ interview ahead of vaccine conference http://www.kplu.org/post/gates-gave-%E2%80%98remarkable%E2%80%99-interview-ahead-vaccine-conference <p>In an interview with the UK&#39;s Daily Mail, Bill Gates talked family, friends and global health. The world&rsquo;s second-richest man was striking in his normalcy, sharing how he is teased by his kids, works too much and isn&rsquo;t worried about a personal legacy.</p><p>&quot;Legacy,&quot; <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2001697/Microsofts-Bill-Gates-A-rare-remarkable-interview-worlds-second-richest-man.html">he told the Dail Mail</a>, &quot;is a stupid thing! I don&rsquo;t want a legacy. If people look and see that childhood deaths dropped from nine million a year to four million because of our investment, then wow!&rdquo;</p><p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:59:52 +0000 Jake Ellison 1854 at http://www.kplu.org Gates gave ‘remarkable’ interview ahead of vaccine conference Press release: Donors push historic milestone in global health http://www.kplu.org/post/press-release-donors-push-historic-milestone-global-health <p>Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization &ndash; Major public and private donors achieved a milestone in global health today by committing funding to immunize more than 250 million of the world&rsquo;s poorest children against life-threatening diseases by 2015 and prevent more than four million premature deaths.</p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:45:53 +0000 Jake Ellison 1851 at http://www.kplu.org Gates' vaccine efforts criticized for favoring drug industry http://www.kplu.org/post/gates-vaccine-efforts-criticized-favoring-drug-industry <p>Vaccines are &ldquo;miracles,&rdquo; Bill Gates likes to say, because of their power to prevent death and disease so simply and at such a low cost.</p><p>Today, governments and international donors (the Gates Foundation chief among them) agreed to boost funding for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization initiative by $4.3 billion.</p><p>In this time of economic recession, GAVI&rsquo;s success at fund-raising is extraordinary. However, the question must be asked: Does GAVI strike the hardest bargain with drug companies, getting the needed vaccines at the lowest cost?</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/06/is-the-gates-foundations-plan-for-global-vaccinations-too-friendly-to-the-drug-industry/"><strong>Read more</strong></a></p><p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:01:38 +0000 Tom Paulson 1850 at http://www.kplu.org Gates' vaccine efforts criticized for favoring drug industry Head of Gates Foundation's global health program leaving http://www.kplu.org/post/head-gates-foundations-global-health-program-leaving <p>Dr. Tachi Yamada is leaving his position in June as head of the Gates Foundation’s <a href="http://www.gatesfoundation.org/global-health/Pages/overview.aspx" target="_blank"><u>global health program</u></a>.</p><p>That’s big news primarily because the Gates’ global health program is so big, the largest program at the world’s largest philanthropy, accounting for more than half of the $3 billion the Gates Foundation spends every year trying to make the world a better, healthier and more equitable place.</p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:20:09 +0000 Tom Paulson 792 at http://www.kplu.org Head of Gates Foundation's global health program leaving Three things make this World AIDS Day different http://www.kplu.org/post/three-things-make-world-aids-day-different <p>KPLU's <a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/">Humanosphere</a> blogger Tom Paulson has a great post today about why the Gates Foundation's director of HIV and tuberculosis programs feels this year's World AIDS day is different than it's dozens of predecessors.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 00:05:11 +0000 Justin Steyer 256 at http://www.kplu.org Three things make this World AIDS Day different Tuesday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/tuesday-mornings-headlines <P>A surprise windstorm; world finance experts in Seattle, and grocery workers talk strike. Tue, 16 Nov 2010 14:34:11 +0000 Gary Davis 150 at http://www.kplu.org Tuesday morning's headlines