Bill Gates

Comic strips that bust poverty myths

As Bill and Melinda Gates said in their 2014 Annual Letter earlier this month “By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient.”  Yet despite this fact, you’ve probably heard a lot of myths that paint…

3 big poverty myths – busted!

3 big poverty myths – busted!

If you’ve ever watched a discussion about extreme poverty on TV, or had a heated debate with friends and family, you have probably heard these three myths before. And if you have ever wanted to challenge them, but not had the facts at your fingertips, the Gates Letter will give you everything you need.

Myth buster: One person’s voice can’t change anything

Bill & Melinda Gates publish their co-authored Gates Annual Letter today, which this year takes on some of the common myths around global development. So at ONE we decided to tackle a myth that as a campaigning organisation, we often encounter: that one voice can’t change a big issue like extreme poverty.  It’s something I’ve…

LIVE today: Hang out with Bill Gates and Charlie McDonnell

Can we ever end global hunger?  Why hasn’t it happened already?  What would it take for everyone in the world to have enough food, every day? Join YouTube superstar Charlie McDonnell (aka charlieissocoollike) and Bill Gates today at 6pm BST (1pm ET) for a live web chat where they will answer these questions and lots…

Meet Ghana’s vaccine king

This is a guest post from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, originally published on their Impatient Optimists blog. Dr. K.O. Antwi-Agyei manages the Expanded Programme on Immunisation in Ghana, where he oversees the day-to-day work to ensure vaccines reach children across the country. Ghana’s health care system has put a lot of its resources…

My Annual Letter: How we measure impact to improve lives

Today I am launching my Annual Letter. This year, I concentrate on the power of clear goals and accurate measurement–simple concepts really–to improve the lives of the poorest people around the globe. It may not be the sexiest of themes, but the proof of its impact is undeniable. The lives of the poorest have improved more…

Europe Day 1: With Bono, defending aid

Bill Gates was in Europe last week for stops in London and Paris. He’s traveling part of the time with Bono to meet with government leaders and policy makers of countries that are key contributors to global health and development work. This piece was originally published on the Gates Notes blog. I spent Wednesday in…