Tag: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
We’re living longer, but many of us are living with chronic illnesses that significantly lower the quality of our lives, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Washington.
President Barack Obama today awarded physician and epidemiologist Dr. Bill Foege the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, for his work combating infectious disease and promoting public health both at home and abroad.
Foege helped lead the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. He served as Director of [...]
Davis will oversee PATH’s annual budget of $305 million, a staff of nearly 1,200, and a portfolio of projects based in PATH offices in 22 countries. He succeeds Dr. Christopher J. Elias, who left PATH to become president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Seattle Times’ business reporter Kristi Heim reports on Bill Gates’ controversial initiative to push for polio eradication. Many health experts doubt the parasite can be rubbed out.
KPLU’s global health blogger Tom Paulson chimes in on the debate with a review of how the media has been covering the debate.
Bill Gates appeared on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show to promote his foundation’s initiative to eradicate polio in India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the next year.