Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx The Foundation was formed in 1994 as the William H. Gates Foundation. The Foundation focused on global health and community needs in the Pacific Northwest. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/photogalleries/Pages/default.aspx#gallery=/neglecteddiseases/Pages/working-toeradicate-guinea-worm-disease.aspx&image=8&pager=0&filter=Neglected%2520Diseases Then, in 2000, this Foundation merged with the Gates Learning Foundation and became the… Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx The Foundation has 4 core values: 1. Optimism 2. Collaboration 3. Rigor 4. Innovation Remember these core values!!! Today we’ll focus on the Foundation’s The Global Health Program (GHP) Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/global-health/Pages/overview.aspx The GHP tries to improve the efficiency of distributing medical care. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/photogalleries/Pages/default.aspx#gallery=/polio/Pages/2010-year-inreview.aspx&image=3&pager=0&filter=Vaccines When treatment is not available, grants from the Foundation fund the science to creates new therapies. Retrieved from www.gatesfoundation.org/photogalleries/Pages/default.aspx#gallery=/polio/Pages/2010-year-inreview.aspx&image=3&pager=0&filter=Vaccines The Foundation provides millions of dollars in grants. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/annualreport/2011/Pages/home-en.aspx The Foundation educates the public about global health issues. Retrieved from http://www.northjersey.com/news/international/Bill_Gates_in_Abu_Dhabi_Ill_never_run_for_office.html “If we invest relatively modest amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families. If we don’t, one in seven people will continue living needlessly on the edge of starvation.” Does this sound familiar??? All of these things are good, but… For every foundation, there are flaws! Remember the core values I mentioned earlier? The Foundation was questioned for granting money to partners whose standards didn’t align with their core values. Retrieved from http://www.newint.org/features/web-exclusive/2012/10/17/pharma-india-drug-patents/ In low-income settings, systems in place are negatively affected by the funds of the Gates Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/photogalleries/Pages/default.aspx#gallery=/financialservicesforthepoor/Pages/portfolios-of-the-poor-photogallery.aspx&image=0&pager=0&filter=Financial%2520Services%2520for%2520the%2520Poor Which side contains the truth? Both! The Foundation is responsible for their impact on natural resources, the community, and public policy. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/global-health/Pages/global-health-strategies.aspx The Foundation should focus its research funding to knowledgeable individuals in the medical workforce in low-income countries. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/photogalleries/Pages/default.aspx#gallery=/polio/Pages/indias-progress-againstpolio.aspx&image=3&pager=0&filter=Global%2520Health Credits: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (2011). About the Foundation: Foundation Timeline. Retrieved from http:// www.gatesfoundation.org/about/Pages/foundation-timeline.aspx Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (n.d.). Programs and Partnerships: Global Health Program. Retrieved from http:// www.gatesfoundation.org/global-health/Pages/overview.aspx Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (2012). 2012 Annual Letter From Bill Gates. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/ annualletter/2012/Pages/home-en.aspx Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (n.d.). Annual Reports: 2011. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/annualreport/2011/ Pages/homeen.aspx Black, R. E., Bahn, M. K., Chopra, M., Rudan, I., & Victoria, C. G. (2009). Accelerating the health impact of the Gates Foundation. The Lancet, 373(9675), 1584–1585. Guha-Sapir, D. (2009). The Gates Foundation: looking at the bigger picture. The Lancet, 374(9685), 201–202. Credits: Targett, G., Alonso, P., Binka, F., Greenwood, B., Hemingway, J., ter Kuile, F., Sankoh, O., et al. (2009). Global health and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Lancet, 373(9682), 2195. The Lancet. (2009). What has the Gates Foundation done for global health? The Lancet, 373(9675), 1577. The Lancet. (2007). Governance questions at the Gates Foundation. The Lancet, 369(9557), 163 The Lancet Infectious Diseases. (2010). Gates Foundation’s decade of vaccines. The Lancet, 10(3), 139. Yamada, T. (2009). Global health and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Lancet, 373(9682), 2195.