• The CEO of the Gates Foundation says a wave of progress rippling through China and India could slash poverty in Africa - if women lead the way

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The Gates Foundation released its second annual Goalkeepers Report today, a project that's meant to keep yearly tabs on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations.
    In the report , Bill Gates and his team applaud the fact that hundreds of millions of people have risen out of extreme poverty in the past couple of decades, but warn the progress may not continue.
    Keeping more women in school, and letting them decide when they want to have kids would both help a lot.
    There's a crude but simple way to measure extreme poverty around the world. Look at how many people are...
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  • Bill and Melinda Gates share the one global problem they'd each fix if they had a magic wand

    Bill and Melinda Gates share the one global problem they'd each fix if they had a magic wand

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its second Goalkeepers report on Tuesday, discussing the need for more progress in eliminating poverty worldwide.
    In an interview with National Geographic Magazine, Bill and Melinda Gates shared the one problem they would fix with a magic wand.
    Melinda Gates said she would provide contraceptives to the 200 million women who lack access to them.
    Bill Gates said he would stop malnutrition among children who are not able to fully develop.
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its second annual Goalkeepers report on Tuesday, warning that...
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