In 1952 Jonas Salk developed the first effective polio vaccine. Today we're closer than ever to ending the disease for good.
#tbt: Warren Buffett isn't shy about saving money. Just look at that time he pulled out McDonald's coupons when he and Bill traveled abroad. Thankfully, saving children's lives is the best deal in philanthropy.
We're LIVE in the product development shop at PATH looking at new innovations they've created to reduce child deaths.
Zero is the most magical number we know! It’s thrilling to be nearing the day when no kids will be crippled by polio
In 2006, Warren Buffett gave the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation an unbelievably generous gift. Bill and Warren discuss the latest update on that investment.
Nutrition is still one of the biggest mysteries and the biggest missed opportunity in global health.

2017 Annual Letter | Ending Malnutrition
The power to time and space their pregnancies have helped Asha and Hassan's family flourish. It is amazing what a contraceptive can do.
Bill Gates shares one example of a country that has dramatically reduced the number of childhood deaths.

What if we learned from and shared their best practices with other countries? We could potentially save millions of lives.
When women can time and space their pregnancies, they're more likely to:
Advance their education
Earn an income
Have healthy kids
One of our favorite signs of progress? The number of childhood deaths per year has been cut in half since 1990. [ Link ]
Big discoveries in nutrition are ahead of us. When the researchers find them, the rise in children who achieve their potential will change the world. [ Link ]
Better nutrition is not just about preventing deaths.
"Saving children's lives is the best deal in philanthropy."
"We are going to make the human condition far, far better." Watch Bill Gates and Melinda Gates talk fantastic improvements in health since Warren Buffett's big gift.
"When a country sends a generation of healthy, well-educated young people into the workforce, it’s on its way out of poverty. But this doesn’t happen by accident. No country in the last 50 years has emerged from poverty without expanding access to contraceptives." – Melinda Gates [ Link ]
Read the 2017 Annual Letter from Bill Gates and Melinda Gates: [ Link ]
This year's Annual Letter from Bill Gates and Melinda Gates is about the stunning gains the poorest people in the world have made over the last 25 years.

It's not a story that gets told very often, but we think it is a story that matters. Investing in the lives of other people pays dividends.

Our 2017 Annual Letter | Bill & Melinda Gates
Neonatal care for premature babies in the United States can cost between $3,000 to 5,000 a day. In contrast, in low-income countries a Kangaroo Mother Care program can cost as little as $4.60 a day.

Saving Babies' Lives by Carrying Them Like Kangaroos