Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Horrendous revelations of COVID-19
There is no dispute about the country and city where the deadly novel coronavirus had originated. The country is China and the city is Wuhan, double-hosting the powerful biological weapons’ laboratory...
Between poor budgetary allocations and dysfunctional health sector
With rising incidences of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, raising questions about the preparedness of the country and, indeed, the respective states, to tackle the pandemic, not a few have expressed concerns...
Gates, Modi, others seek attainment of SDGs, end to poverty, inequalities
Global leaders have charged governments around the world to urgently prioritise the attainment of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the countries. Besides, they also decried the widening global inequality gaps and rising level of poverty among nations and advocated vigorous and strategic efforts to bridge the gaps.
Investment in healthcare, efficient resource utilisation solution to Nigeria’s inequality, says Gates
Co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Bill Gates has said that investments in primary healthcare, education and efficient deployment of resources will end inequalities in Nigeria.
Gates foundation urges FG, States to up wild polio vaccination
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has called on the Federal and State governments not to relent in the campaigns and vaccination to totally eradicate the wild polio virus.
Gates Foundation seeks private sector’s role in nutrition
Senior Programme Officer Nutrition, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Victor Ajieroh, has harped on the crucial role of the private sector in reshaping the food system. Dr Ajieroh, in a lecture entitled, ‘The Future of Food Systems,’ and delivered at the 2019 Post-Annual General Meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (ICCN) in…
Stakeholders advocate working policies to reduce malnutrition
Stakeholders in the food industry have advocated the enactment of adequate policies to ensure food fortification and reduce malnutrition in Nigeria.
Why Africans are not living longer, by Gates
Two of the nine things that surprised Bill and Melinda Gates in 2018 are: people in other parts of the world are living longer except in Sub Saharan Africa; and at-home Deoxy ribo-Nucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material tests can find serial killers....
‘Goals of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’
Dr. Paulin Basinga is the Country Director for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in Nigeria. He spoke to NKECHI ONYEDIKA-UGOEZE in Abuja on why the foundation is investing in polio eradication in Nigeria, maternal and child health, family planning and the Primary Health Care (PHC) among others. Excerpts: What does the Foundation hope…
Does saving kids’ lives lead to overpopulation?
Developing countries have consistently accused the West of trying to depopulated Africa and Asia to their advantage. In fact philanthropists, donor agencies and foundations...