The Gates Foundation provides funding for project activities in Global Health and Global Development by harnessing advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries.
Global Health Program:
Topics include: Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases: Working to develop and deliver low-cost interventions that prevent and treat diarrhea-related illness in the developing world. Family Planning: Improving health and saving lives by providing families access to voluntary family planning services and contraceptives. HIV: Aiming to reduce new HIV infections by delivering proven prevention tools and strategies and advancing research and development on new prevention technologies. Malaria: Making headway towards the eventual goal of malaria eradication with proven control programs and promising new research. Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health: Advancing the use of practical tools and strategies to reduce the number of mothers and newborns that die during and immediately after childbirth. Neglected and Other Infectious Diseases: Working to reduce the burden of neglected diseases, such as guinea worm and river blindness. Nutrition: Preventing malnutrition in young children to ensure proper physical and cognitive growth and improve disease resistance. Pneumonia: Significantly reducing the number of children in developing countries who contract pneumonia by improving access to affordable vaccines. Polio: Exploring every avenue to help eradicate polio with partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Tobacco: Reducing the occurrence of tobacco-related disease in developing countries by accelerating the adoption of strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use. Tuberculosis: Developing and introducing new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat tuberculosis. Vaccines: Focusing on the discovery, development, and delivery of vaccines, which offer the greatest and most cost-effective ways to prevent disease.
To submit a Letter of Intent (unsolicited) to the Gates Foundation in one of the above topics, please review the application instructions HERE.