Posts Tagged ‘Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’

Global life expectancy slumped but NZs stayed up

Thursday, March 21st, 2024
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Covid-19 and life expectancy made bad partners in most countries during the pandemic. The virus made global life expectancy fall. Except that is in New Zealand, Australia and a few other countries. Here and in those places, the long-standing trend of people living longer continues. The pandemic’s toll About 15.9 million deaths have been attributed Read more

Melinda Gates: ‘Simple Things Can Have a Huge Effect’

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private global development organisation in the world. In a SPIEGEL interview, Melinda Gates explains the couple’s start in philanthropy, the challenges of combatting disease in conflict zones and the unique responsibility of the wealthy. SPIEGEL: Mrs. Gates, how does it feel to be so rich that Read more