Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.
Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
The foundation’s work in India started a decade ago with the purpose of developing a model HIV-prevention program. Since then, its work has expanded to include maternal and child health, health and nutrition services, vaccines and routine immunization, family planning, agricultural development, sanitation, control of infectious diseases, and financial inclusion. Together with its partners, the foundation aims to deliver results none of them could achieve by acting alone.
The foundation provides financial, technical and operational support in partnership with the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, for the Grand Challenges India and Grand Challenges Explorations- India programs. The foundation also directly funds the HBGDki India and KnIT programs.
Please visit the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for further details on the work of the Foundation.