Other Infectious Diseases
New knowledge and tools in the fight against infectious diseases - like polio and neglected tropical diseases - are saving millions of lives and empowering people to build better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Share the Proof
Why did one of the world's most successful couples shift their focus to development? Because it works.
Getting a Rotavirus in Check
Rotavirus kills around 800,000 children per year worldwide. Its impact hit Nicaraguan children hard. But in 2006, a vaccine came to the villages. And the results are remarkable.
Living Proof Presentation
Bill and Melinda Gates introduce Living Proof - a campaign that tells the real story of the incredible progress being achieved by people in developing countries, backed by the support of governments like ours.
A Vaccine's Remarkable Journey
Rotavirus kills 2 million children per year worldwide. Its impact hit Nicaraguan children hard. But in 2006, a vaccine came to the villages. And the results are remarkable.
Gallery: The Journey of a Vaccine
What does it take to get a lifesaving vaccine to the children who need it most?
Gallery: In Nicaragua, Protecting Children From Rotavirus, One Vaccine at a Time
In Nicaragua, Protecting Children From Rotavirus, One Vaccine at a Time
Bill Gates presents Living Proof in Paris
Bill Gates shows the remarkable progress that is being made in development.
Living Proof: The Presentation
See the Living Proof that Bill Gates shared with world leaders.
How smart programmes are saving lives
Fact: Due to vaccination programmes between 2000 and 2010, measles deaths worldwide fell by 74%.
In sub-Saharan Africa, measles deaths dropped by 85% during the same period.
Fact: We are close to wiping out guinea worm
This disease has been eliminated in all but four countries, and cases have been reduced from almost 624,000 cases in 1990 to fewer than 1,100 cases in 2011. 97% of remaining cases are located in South Sudan
Fact: We are nearing the eradication of polio
Since 1988, roughly 2.5 billion children worldwide have been vaccinated against polio. In the same period, the global number of polio cases has been reduced by more than 99%