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The Gates Foundation was established by Bill Gates and his wife Melinda as a way to give back to the community. The organisation and its founders are dedicated to improving the quality of life of people around the world through the promotion of education and better healthcare. To this end, the Gates Foundation has built strong partnerships with numerous other similar-minded organisations around the world. Together with its global partners, the Gates Foundation projects and grants are spread throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Oceana.

The Gates Foundation has four main programs – the Global Development Division, the Global Health Division, the United States Division and the Global Policy and Advocacy Division.

The Global Health Division works with global partners to deliver medicines, vaccines, diagnostic technology and proficient healthcare to communities in developing countries. The foundation has invested hundreds of millions in vaccination programs in the hope of eradicating infectious diseases such as polio, malaria, HIV and more.

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Despite efforts of other major organisations, there still remains a lack of research, funding and commitment to reduce the incidence of these diseases in developing communities. The organization strives to bring better tools and scientific technology to these regions to narrow the gap of mortality due to enteric and diarrheal diseases.

HIV/AIDS

Although new HIV infections have decreased by 20 percent the past 10 years, new cases of HIV infection still outnumber the number of people who actually get access to treatments that prolong and improve their quality of life. The foundation wishes to defeat HIV by implementing effective programs to treat more people infected with the disease and to prevent new cases of infection.

Malaria

The fight against malaria has become less effective in recent years due to the parasites developing resistance the present drugs and tools used to eradicate the disease. Efforts are focused on research and creation of more effective ways to fight malaria to prevent it from becoming a global threat once more.

Neglected Infectious Diseases

More than a billion people suffer from many diseases that are not given enough attention since these ailments are not threats to first world countries and due to their prevalence in hard-to-reach places. The foundation puts effort into finding medical solutions to neglected diseases like dracunculiasis and lymphatic filariasis which cause serious health and economic problems among its victims.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children in developing countries. This disease is preventable through immunisation, proper diagnostic tools and treatments that are already available. These are not always accessible to all areas in the developing world due to cost and other factors. The foundation strives to boost disbursement of these live-saving solutions where they are lacking.

Tuberculosis

Current TB vaccines provide limited protection to children and do not offer protection against pulmonary TB in adults which is the most widespread type of TB in the world. Current diagnostic tools can only detect 50 percent of all cases. Medicinal therapy also takes several months to complete which often leads to incomplete treatments. The foundation invests in creating better diagnostic tools and more effective medicines and vaccines to eradicate tuberculosis.

Working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Foundation encourages volunteers and other healthcare providers to join the organisation and help them achieve their goals. Working with the Gates Foundation involves solving complicated problems in the attempt to find better healthcare solutions and to promote the advancement of science and technology to save lives around the world, especially in developing countries. Whether you join as an intern, medical staff or volunteer, working with the Gates Foundation offers you with a unique learning experience not found in typical clinical or hospital settings.

The Gates Foundation was established by Bill Gates and his wife Melinda as a way to give back to the community. The organisation and its founders are dedicated to improving the quality of life of people around the world through the promotion of education and better healthcare. To this end, the Gates Foundation has built strong partnerships with numerous other similar-minded organisations around the world. Together with its global partners, the Gates Foundation projects and grants are spread throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Oceana.

The Gates Foundation has four main programs – the Global Development Division, the Global Health Division, the United States Division and the Global Policy and Advocacy Division.

The Global Health Division works with global partners to deliver medicines, vaccines, diagnostic technology and proficient healthcare to communities in developing countries. The foundation has invested hundreds of millions in vaccination programs in the hope of eradicating infectious diseases such as polio, malaria, HIV and more.

Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases

Despite efforts of other major organisations, there still remains a lack of research, funding and commitment to reduce the incidence of these diseases in developing communities. The organisation strives to bring better tools and scientific technology to these regions to narrow the gap of mortality due to enteric and diarrheal diseases.

HIV/AIDS

Although new HIV infections have decreased by 20 percent the past 10 years, new cases of HIV infection still outnumber the number of people who actually get access to treatments that prolong and improve their quality of life. The foundation wishes to defeat HIV by implementing effective programs to treat more people infected with the disease and to prevent new cases of infection.

Malaria

The fight against malaria has become less effective in recent years due to the parasites developing resistance the present drugs and tools used to eradicate the disease. Efforts are focused on research and creation of more effective ways to fight malaria to prevent it from becoming a global threat once more.

Neglected Infectious Diseases

More than a billion people suffer from many diseases that are not given enough attention since these ailments are not threats to first world countries and due to their prevalence in hard-to-reach places. The foundation puts effort into finding medical solutions to neglected diseases like dracunculiasis and lymphatic filariasis which cause serious health and economic problems among its victims.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children in developing countries. This disease is preventable through immunisation, proper diagnostic tools and treatments that are already available. These are not always accessible to all areas in the developing world due to cost and other factors. The foundation strives to boost disbursement of these live-saving solutions where they are lacking.

Tuberculosis

Current TB vaccines provide limited protection to children and do not offer protection against pulmonary TB in adults which is the most widespread type of TB in the world. Current diagnostic tools can only detect 50 percent of all cases. Medicinal therapy also takes several months to complete which often leads to incomplete treatments. The foundation invests in creating better diagnostic tools and more effective medicines and vaccines to eradicate tuberculosis.

Working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Foundation encourages volunteers and other healthcare providers to join the organisation and help them achieve their goals. Working with the Gates Foundation involves solving complicated problems in the attempt to find better healthcare solutions and to promote the advancement of science and technology to save lives around the world, especially in developing countries. Whether you join as an intern, medical staff or volunteer, working with the Gates Foundation offers you with a unique learning experience not found in typical clinical or hospital settings.

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