Bill Gates
yesterday at 14:35. Facebook
I recently visited a lab doing super-cool energy work—a good reminder of why governments should sponsor R&D: [ Link ]
Bill Gates
03/18/2017 at 16:40. Facebook
15 years ago, I got involved in global health to save and improve lives around the world.

That’s still my motivation today, but I’ve come to see that foreign aid helps keep Americans safe too: [ Link ]
Bill Gates
03/17/2017 at 14:32. Facebook
Protecting Americans, preventing epidemics, strengthening markets, saving lives...

Foreign aid delivers phenomenal benefits, and for a bargain.

Cutting Foreign Aid Makes America Less Safe
A mind-blowing fact…

More energy from the sun hits the Earth in one hour than humans use in an entire year.
It’s hard to overstate how much the world needs clean, affordable, reliable energy.

I just visited a lab that is working on an energy miracle: [ Link ]
I’ve always admired doctors. They have to make impossibly hard decisions, and so much of their work has life-and-death implications.

This book, written by a young surgeon with terminal cancer, earned my admiration—and tears: [ Link ]
I was touched by Paul Kalanithi’s posthumous memoir, “When Breath Becomes Air.”

It’s the best nonfiction book I’ve read in a long time.

This Book Left Me in Tears
I’ve been enjoying this NPR series on our relationship with germs. It's a fascinating history.

Germ History: Milkmaids Inspire Vaccines, But The Germs Keep Coming
I’ll be joining Reddit for an Ask Me Anything today at 9 AM PST... Any questions?
People ask us all the time how they can help in the fight against child mortality–and we are always proud to recommend making a donation to UNICEF, an organization that is successful at serving families and children worldwide. We hope your gift will help inspire others to get involved as well.

UNICEF | Join the fight to save children's lives
Polio will soon be history. In our lifetimes, malaria will end. No one will die from AIDS. Few people will get TB. Children everywhere will be well nourished. And the death of a child in the developing world will be just as rare as the death of a child in the rich world.

We can’t put a date on these events, and we don’t know the sequence, but we’re confident of one thing: The future will...
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The Magic Number
There were 350,000 new polio cases in 1988. Last year, there were 37.

This is why I spent more time last year on polio than anything else: [ Link ]
Whether it’s in business or at McDonald’s, Warren loves a good deal.

Here’s how we’ve brought this principle to saving children’s lives: [ Link ] #TBT
Saving children’s lives is at the heart of our foundation’s work.

Here are three simple, proven lifesavers...
When I first started traveling to Africa, I would meet kids in the villages I was visiting and try to guess their ages.

I was amazed how often I was wrong: [ Link ]
Extreme poverty has been cut in half over the last 25 years.

That’s a big accomplishment that ought to make everyone more optimistic: [ Link ]
Our friend Warren Buffett is one of the greatest investors of all time.

Here we discuss one of the best investments he’s ever made: [ Link ]
On July 12, 2016, a baby boy was born to a family outside Johannesburg in South Africa. Three days later, he died. His parents graciously gave me permission to be present at his autopsy.

It’s not enough to know that a newborn died from asphyxia or sepsis or prematurity; we need to find out what causes these conditions, so we can find the tools to prevent them. Fortunately, one researcher...
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IISuperwomanII challenged me to prove the world is becoming a better place.

Find out how I did: [ Link ]