Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Nigeria needs to boost social spending to sustain growth - Gates | Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria needs to boost investment in social infrastructure to lift its population out of poverty and achieve a higher income status, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates told Reuters on Thursday.<p>Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures as he speaks …


'Super' crops and cows - Bill Gates, UK inject cash into farm science

"If you care about the poor, you should care about agriculture"<p>By Adela Suliman<p>LONDON, Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's farmers took …


Achaogen: Contrarian Play At An Inflection Point

Investing in antibiotics for high-need indications is a deeply contrarian move, motivated by shifting epidemiological and pharmacoeconomic …


Africa: No Country Will End Childhood Malnutrition by 2030 - Report

(File photo)<p>press release<p>Seattle – A new scientific study finds that while nearly all nations in Africa have at least one region where children's …


Improving global integration of crop research

In recent decades, the scientific, development, and farm communities have contributed to substantial gains in crop productivity, including in many …

Creative Commons

The Gates Foundation Refuses to Say What Bill Gates Thought of Hamilton

by Christopher Frizzelle"Is that who I think it is?" I thought as I was walking out of the Paramount. CFOn my way out of <i>Hamilton</i> on Valentine's Day, …

Bill Gates

Nigeria:Hope Rises for Healthcare Financing in Nigeria

[This Day] Following the successful inaugural THISDAY Healthcare Financing Summit in Abuja recently, the National Assembly says it is now pushing for …


Tougher regulations needed for Facebook

Regulators must crack down on Facebook after revelations that users’ information was misused. But beyond privacy concerns, how vulnerable have voters …

Bill Gates

Taps run dry for nearly a billion people around the world

Access to clean, safe drinking water is seen as one of the most important ways to improve a nation’s health but a report shows that for nearly a billion people, this is far from reality.<p>The charity Water Aid estimates that around 844 million people around the world have to make at least a 30-minute …


3 'Must-Buy' Stocks For 6% Dividends And 100% Payout Growth

Worried that President Trump’s tariff threats will ignite a disastrous trade war?<p>I have great news for you, because the best way to protect your portfolio—and profit—in times like these is simple: <i>buy dividend-growth stocks.</i><p>I’ll name three with exploding payouts in a second. All three are also …


Want your children to be charitable? Do this

If you want your children to be charitable, show them how it’s done.<p>Donating money to charity makes it more likely that your children will grow up …


5 objects that James Smithson might be surprised to find in the institution he founded – until he learned their philanthropy stories

James Smithson might be surprised to learn about some of the objects in the collections at the institution he established. The Englishman bequeathed …

American History

Breaking into the Boardroom

Speakers<p><b>Connie Collingsworth, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation</b><p>Connie Collingsworth, Chief Business Operations Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates …

Kellogg School

Fort Lewis College names three finalists for presidency

Fort Lewis College has named its three finalists for the school’s presidency – two are currently higher-education administrators teaching abroad and …


Nigeria:Bill Gates Visits Nigeria

[Premium Times] The international philanthropist and Microsoft chairman, Bill Gates, will visit Nigeria on Thursday.


South Sudan:South Sudan Stops Transmission of Guinea Worm Disease

[Carter Center] The world's newest nation, South Sudan, has succeeded in interrupting transmission of Guinea worm disease, the country's minister of …


British surgeon who helped Syrian operations 'hacked' to reveal secret hospital to bombers

A British surgeon who helped carry out operations in Aleppo fears that the hacking of his computer led to a hospital being bombed by suspected Russian warplanes.<p>In a world first, renowned consultant David Nott gave remote instructions via Skype and WhatsApp which allowed doctors to carry out …

Middle East

Rethink public engagement for gene editing

COMMENT<p>The breadth of social and moral questions raised requires a new architecture for democratic debate, insists Simon Burall.<p>Simon Burall<p>Simon …

UK Home Office

Schools Struggle to Use Data to Get Better

Experts contend that the K-12 system's current use of data is too focused on accountability and not enough on daily improvement.


Millions of women at risk from backstreet abortions

Millions of women are becoming injured or ill every year as a result of clandestine and unsafe abortions, a report has warned.<p>Even in countries where termination of a pregnancy is legal, women are turning to underground providers, risking long-term health problems and, in the most severe cases, …

World Health Organization

Novavax details 'pre-commercialization activities,' $1.5B sales target for RSV vaccine

Novavax may be years away from a potential approval of its RSV vaccine, but executives aren't waiting to prepare for a possible rollout.

Public Health

Georgetown to collaborate with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations US

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2018) -- Georgetown University and CEPI U.S. - the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations U.S. - today announce a new …

Public Health

GPyTorch (Alpha Relase)

GPyTorch is a Gaussian Process library, implemented using PyTorch. It is designed for creating flexible and modular Gaussian Process models with …

Python Programming

Parents, Black Publishers Discuss Excellence in Public Education During Black Press Week

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor)<p>Educators and education experts discussed parental engagement, equity in education and teacher …


Ministers have talked the talk. It's now time to deliver on Hep C

Two years ago, the Government made a promise. Alongside 193 other countries it pledged to help eliminate the life-threatening Hepatitis C virus (HCV) by 2030. Then, in January, NHS England announced it was going one further: it will eliminate the virus by 2025, making us the first country in the …

Public Health

First vaccine for Lassa fever ready "within a year"

A vaccine for Lassa fever could be ready for testing on human volunteers by the end of this year, scientists have said.<p>This will be the first time a vaccine for the disease will be tested on humans and could prove a breakthrough in developing other vaccines.<p>Lassa fever is endemic in west Africa and …

Public Health

Not All Entrepreneurs Are Alike

<b>Entrepreneurs are the drivers of growth in the U.S. economy.</b><p>According to a 2016 Ernst & Young survey, 59 percent of entrepreneurs planned to increase …


Free Platform Lets Teachers Find and Share Their Favorite Resources

It was a bittersweet moment for Ashley Lamb-Sinclair as she walked away from her middle-school classroom for the final time last year, flicked the …

Education Technology

The Unusual Hobbies of 8 of the World's Most Successful Business Leaders

Ukulele anyone?<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>When you’re growing your business, it’s understandable that you would want to pour all your focus into making sure it's a success.<p>But don’t forget to make some time for the things that you enjoy the most. Not …


Rolf Hapel to bring international perspective to iSchool as professor of practice

Rolf Hapel to bring international perspective to iSchool as professor of practiceparrydo Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:27More than 4,700 miles is a long way …