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Bill Gates defends Britain's foreign aid spending - Financial Times;

Bill Gates defends Britain's foreign aid spending - Financial Times

Financial TimesBill Gates defends Britain's foreign aid spendingFinancial TimesBill Gates has urged Theresa May to protect aid spending in her general election manifesto, saying that any cuts would “cost lives” and undermine British influence in poor countries. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we ...and more »

Bill Gates: UK aid saves lives and keeps Britain safe - ITV News;

Bill Gates: UK aid saves lives and keeps Britain safe - ITV News

ITV NewsBill Gates: UK aid saves lives and keeps Britain safeITV NewsOn Wednesday Bill Gates is delivering a speech at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies on aid, security and broader British interests. Here the American business magnate and philanthropist writes for ITV News on why aid ...and more »

Gates foundation joins nations to wipe out diseases that hit the poor - Shanghai Daily (subscription);

Gates foundation joins nations to wipe out diseases that hit the poor - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Shanghai Daily (subscription)Gates foundation joins nations to wipe out diseases that hit the poorShanghai Daily (subscription)THE Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Western countries and drug companies pledged fresh support yesterday to wipe out diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of poor in tropical areas each year and urged new donors to join the fight.and more »

Bill Gates Defends Donald Trump: He's 'Pragmatic On A Number Of Things' - Hollywood Life;

Bill Gates Defends Donald Trump: He's 'Pragmatic On A Number Of Things' - Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeBill Gates Defends Donald Trump: He's 'Pragmatic On A Number Of Things'Hollywood LifeBill Gates sat down with President Donald Trump and came away with a new point of view. The philanthropist now thinks he's 'pragmatic'! Bill's sure that the president can be calm and sensible when it comes to his proposed future budget cuts. Wait — what?and more »

Gates backs Big Pharma push to wipe out tropical diseases - Reuters;

Gates backs Big Pharma push to wipe out tropical diseases - Reuters

ReutersGates backs Big Pharma push to wipe out tropical diseasesReutersBill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks during a news conference on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Geneva, Switzerland, April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy. 1/8. left. right. World Health Organization (WHO) ...and more »

Why Bill Gates Is Counting on President Trump to Change His Mind on Foreign Aid - Fortune;

Why Bill Gates Is Counting on President Trump to Change His Mind on Foreign Aid - Fortune

FortuneWhy Bill Gates Is Counting on President Trump to Change His Mind on Foreign AidFortuneBill Gates said he hopes President Donald Trump will be "pragmatic" and will rethink his proposed cuts to health spending and foreign aid. "I've talked to him about HIV and how the U.S. should be proud of our work there and there's more that we need to ...and more »

Gates Says He's Counting on Trump's Pragmatism for Health, Aid - American Journal of Transportation

Gates Says He's Counting on Trump's Pragmatism for Health, AidAmerican Journal of TransportationBillionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says he's counting on Donald Trump's pragmatism when it comes to the president's policies on health spending and foreign aid. “I've talked to him about HIV and how the U.S. should be proud of our work there,” Gates ...and more »

Bill Gates Urges Theresa May Not To Cut UK Aid Funding After Brexit Vote - malaysiandigest.com

Bill Gates Urges Theresa May Not To Cut UK Aid Funding After Brexit Votemalaysiandigest.comBritain must not let the Brexit vote be used as an excuse to slash aid funding and divert efforts away from helping the poorest communities in countries around the world, Bill Gates has warned, as the calling of a snap general election threw the UK ...and more »

'Phenomenal' progress made in fighting tropical diseases - Citifmonline;

'Phenomenal' progress made in fighting tropical diseases - Citifmonline

Citifmonline'Phenomenal' progress made in fighting tropical diseasesCitifmonlineThere has been a record-breaking achievement in distributing tablets to fight neglected tropical diseases, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says. The effort has ramped up since a key meeting in London five years ago. In 2015, one billion people ...and more »

How Blockchain Can Bring Financial Services to the Poor - MIT Technology Review;

How Blockchain Can Bring Financial Services to the Poor - MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology ReviewHow Blockchain Can Bring Financial Services to the PoorMIT Technology ReviewA project from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aims to use distributed ledger technology to help the two billion people worldwide who lack bank accounts. by Elizabeth Woyke; April 18, 2017. Two billion people worldwide don't have bank accounts and ...and more »

This Is What Melinda Gates Is Reading - Bloomberg;

This Is What Melinda Gates Is Reading - Bloomberg

BloombergThis Is What Melinda Gates Is ReadingBloombergThis originally appeared in the Bloomberg Daily newsletter, which Melinda Gates guest-edited today. You can sign up here to receive it in your inbox daily. The most important business stories of the day. Get Bloomberg's daily newsletter. Sign Up.and more »

This CEO Counts Lives Saved as the Bottom Line - Wall Street Journal (subscription);

This CEO Counts Lives Saved as the Bottom Line - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wall Street Journal (subscription)This CEO Counts Lives Saved as the Bottom LineWall Street Journal (subscription)Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann talks to The Wall Street Journal about her secret vice, the biggest difference between the corporate world and philanthropy and her greatest hope for the planet in the next 50 years. Photo ...and more »