The Gates Foundation has been pushing circumcision for years now, launching a $50 million initiative back in 2009 to get more African men circumcised. But, ouch, this procedure can be a tough sell. Now things are looking up thanks to new devices.
Permanent contraception may be a scary notion for some, but for others, it can be a game changer. This may be especially true for women in developing countries who don't want to have any more kids.Read More
When PATH recently announced its ambitious Reach Campaign, with the help of $15 million from the Gates Foundation, we wondered if this campaign was really so new. The answer is: sort of, but not really.Read More
The University of Michigan’s effort to train more than 1000 OBGYNs working in sub-Saharan Africa has made steady progress so far, but it's hit a few snags along the way—like getting teaching materials to participants.Read More
Fighting HPV, which can lead to cancer, is just one of many irons that Gates has in the fire. And work its funding in Mali shows how the foundation is willing to invest in all sorts of strategies to have impact.Read More
A million lives are lost each year worldwide due to premature births, and the harmful health effects go well beyond that stark number. This is just the sort of solvable problem that technocratic funders love -- people like Marc and Lynne Benioff, and Bill and Melinda Gates.Read More