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22 Sep 2017 description

New York – A breakthrough pricing agreement has been announced which will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen containing dolutegravir (DTG) to public sector purchasers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) at around US$75 per person, per year. The agreement is expected to accelerate treatment rollout as part of global efforts to reach all 36.7 million people living with HIV with high-quality antiretroviral therapy.

28 Sep 2015 description

DREAMS is an ambitious partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.

The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.

Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

09 Oct 2012 description

LAURIE LEE
October 08, 2012

At the end of September, in the shadows of the majestic Mount Meru in Arusha, Tanzania, people came together from across Africa and the world to talk about how an agricultural revolution in Africa could achieve food security and improve the incomes of millions of families who farm small plots of land.

02 Aug 2012 description

Lynn Schreiber

Teresia bustles around her tiny straw-roofed house, arranging enough furniture for our delegation of new media journalists and bloggers to sit. She and her husband listen attentively as they are read the information and disclosure forms that enable KEMRI (Kenyan Medical Research Institute)/CDC to work with the data collected. As I mentioned in Friday's post, the home health workers we’re with are going to test the couple for HIV/AIDS.

26 Jun 2012 description

AMIE NEWMAN
June 25, 2012

We trail along with two HIV home-visit health workers who work with the CDC Kenya (Centers for Disease Control) to visit with a family in a remote area in the Nyanza province. “Mama Christina” is the 80 year old grandmother living in one mud-walled, thatched roof home, some of her children and their families live in the others, all surrounding a big open field with emaciated cows feasting on the grass.

22 May 2012 description

SHARON D’AGOSTINO
May 21, 2012

Riding in a van several hours beyond Nairobi, I noticed a roadside sign for a nearby hospital. For me, the word “hospital” triggers an image of a large building bustling with nurses, doctors, technicians, patients, and visitors. And on this day, far from my family, I thought about the hospital where my sister-in-law gave birth to her first child with the help of a surgical team that we probably took for granted at the time.

19 Mar 2012 description

Temegnush Dhabi’s two-hectare farm in East Shewa in central Ethiopia looks very different today than it did three years ago. Back then, she grew mostly teff, a popular type of cereal grown in Ethiopia. Teff fetched a reasonable price at market, but demanded hard labor and expensive fertilizer.

22 Nov 2011 description

Increased investment in healthier soils will help farming families in Africa boost productivity

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Phone: +1.206.709.3400
Email: media@gatesfoundation.org

Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Phone: +1.217.423.9286

26 Jul 2011 description

At the foundation, we focus on stimulating lasting change. But we also recognize the need to move with urgency in times of crisis. In the Horn of Africa, the worst drought conditions in decades – exacerbated by political instability – have put more than 11 million people in immediate need of food assistance. The foundation has made two emergency response grants to the region totaling $1.7 million.

20 May 2011 description

I am a small scale farmer. I am also a communications practitioner with the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) in Africa, which works to achieve sustainable, agricultural growth through smallholder farms.

I recently travelled to my village in Western Kenya to coordinate the planting process on my farm. What is usually a relatively smooth and simple process became a nightmare. I could not find any seed in any of the shops and despite queuing for long-hours with thousands of other farmers, could not find appropriate maize hybrid seed to buy.

21 Mar 2011 description

A maze of shacks, mud, and open sewers on the edge of Nairobi, Kibera is one of the biggest slums in the world. It could have as many as one million residents, though nobody knows for sure.

Health care in Kibera is an enormous challenge.

28 Feb 2011 description

Co-funded grants aim to reduce poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia as world food prices mount

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a coordinated effort to reduce hunger and poverty in developing countries by supporting agricultural research projects to help small farmers increase their yields and incomes.

14 Oct 2009 description

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to announce $120 million in new agriculture grants

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on Thursday will urge governments, donors, researchers, farmer groups, environmentalists, and others to set aside old divisions and join forces to help millions of the world's poorest farming families boost their yields and incomes so they can lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.