Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A Family Legacy: Improving Global Public Health


When Dr. Charles A. Knirsch, MD, MPH, joined Pfizer more than 20 years ago, planning had just begun for a new partnership to eliminate trachoma, a neglected tropical disease and the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.

An Intervention That Can Significantly Improve Child Health


The New England Journal of Medicine has published results from a new study showing that the use of an antibiotic significantly reduced mortality among children living in three low-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Kohler Co. to Design Next-Generation, Closed-Loop Flush Toilet System for Field Testing

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November 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - For more than two years, Kohler Co., global leader in kitchen and bath design and technology, has collaborated with Caltech in the development of a photovoltaic toilet as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Global Health Investment Fund Leads $7.5 Million Partnership to Boost Access to Low-Cost Oral Cholera Vaccine

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SEOUL August 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Global Health Investment Fund (“GHIF”), an innovative financing vehicle structured by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kohler Co. and California Institute of Technology’s Solar-Powered Toilet Heads to India Toilet Fair

The off-the-grid toilet aims to provide safe sanitation to rural India
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KOHLER, Wis., Mar. 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In conjunction with World Water Day, Kohler Co. and Caltech embrace the next milestone of a more than two-year collaborative journey in the development of a photovoltaic toilet as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Kohler Co. Supports Caltech's Solar-Powered Toilet

Plumbing Leader Provides Design and Product Assistance to Winner of the Gates Foundation "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge"
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KOHLER, Wis., Nov. 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ –  Kohler Co, a global leader in kitchen and bathroom design and technology, provides support to the team of engineering students and professor from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in its efforts to develop a solar-powered (photovoltaic) toilet.

"I am thrilled to have the support of Kohler Co. as we move forward with the Gates Foundation to provide better sanitation options in the developing world," says Michael Hoffmann, Caltech's James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science. 

Beyond Access Makes the Case for Libraries in Global Development

Launch event to spark debate on alternative development approaches among policymakers, global funding institutions, NGOs and library innovators
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WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Thoughtful discussion, interactive debates and inspiring development stories are all on the agenda at Local Alternatives for Global Development: Rediscovering Libraries on October 3, 2012, at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage.

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