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Their candidate relies on an adeno-associated virus (AAV), deemed harmless to humans, to deliver DNA fragments from the new coronavirus, telling human cells to make a protein that provokes an immune response. (Representative Image)(AP)

US vaccine hopeful of using Gates Foundation cash to prepare for human trial

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 06:01 PM IST
Harvard University scientist Luk Vandenberghe and University of Pennsylvania gene therapy head James Wilson said primate safety and efficacy tests have proven promising for their single-dose candidate, targeted for room-temperature storage.
The Gates Foundation’s latest contribution, its largest till date, comes on top of the $70 million funding that it added in November. This brings its total commitments to the global pandemic response to $1.75 billion, the foundation said.(Reuters file photo)
The Gates Foundation’s latest contribution, its largest till date, comes on top of the $70 million funding that it added in November. This brings its total commitments to the global pandemic response to $1.75 billion, the foundation said.(Reuters file photo)

Gates Foundation pledges $250 mn more for fight against Covid-19

By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 12:39 PM IST
“Whether (the world) gets better for everyone depends on the actions of the world’s leaders and their commitment to deliver tests, treatments and vaccines to the people who need them,” said Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation.
Mark Suzman said the biggest learning from the pandemic is that at all levels, global, regional, national, there needs to be a permanent infrastructure in place that is prepared and ready to go which will keep the world much better prepared for the next one(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Mark Suzman said the biggest learning from the pandemic is that at all levels, global, regional, national, there needs to be a permanent infrastructure in place that is prepared and ready to go which will keep the world much better prepared for the next one(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Very large portion of Covid-19 vaccines likely to be manufactured in India: Gates Foundation CEO

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman said that the foundation had been working to support a lot of work around diagnostics as well.
It found that the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women, racial and ethnic minority communities and people living in extreme poverty.(HT Photo)
It found that the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women, racial and ethnic minority communities and people living in extreme poverty.(HT Photo)

Covid-19 has set global health progress back decades: Gates Foundation

London | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:43 AM IST
Because of Covid-19, extreme poverty has increased by 7%, and routine vaccine coverage - a good proxy measure for how health systems are functioning - is dropping to levels last seen in the 1990s, the report said.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would focus on allocating any vaccine it acquired to developing countries, Wolk added(AFP)
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would focus on allocating any vaccine it acquired to developing countries, Wolk added(AFP)

J&J in talks with Japan, Gates Foundation to lock in deals on Covid-19 vaccine

Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2020 10:33 PM IST
More than a hundred vaccines are under development to try and stop the Covid-19 pandemic, and drugmakers including J&J are working to ramp up supply for their vaccines in the face of unprecedented demand.
Youth activist Payal Jangid, 17, from Rajasthan, won the Changemaker Award for her fight against child marriage and child labour in her village.
Youth activist Payal Jangid, 17, from Rajasthan, won the Changemaker Award for her fight against child marriage and child labour in her village.

Rajasthan girl gets Changemaker Award at Gates Foundation event

Hindustan Times, New York | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Jangid soon won support from her peers in school and formed a “bal panchayat” (youth council) and was elected sarpanch (head).
File photo of Bill Gates(AFP File Photo)
File photo of Bill Gates(AFP File Photo)

India exemplar in using sanitation, digital tech to improve lives: Bill Gates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 11:29 AM IST
Sanitation and India’s “innovative and thoughtful” use of digital technology to make people’s lives better are the areas where the Gates Foundation thinks India has made progress.
Melinda and Bill Gates at a village in Patna district.(AFP File Photo)
Melinda and Bill Gates at a village in Patna district.(AFP File Photo)

Gates Foundation to support Bihar beyond 2021, says health minister

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 12:34 PM IST
The minister said that Melinda told the Bihar delegation that the ongoing project in the state was very close to her and Bill Gates’s heart.
An Indian sex worker’s tale brought Bill Gates to tears, recalled Ashok Alexander, who headed the Gates Foundation’s HIV/AIDS prevention programme Avahan for over 10 years.(REUTERS)
An Indian sex worker’s tale brought Bill Gates to tears, recalled Ashok Alexander, who headed the Gates Foundation’s HIV/AIDS prevention programme Avahan for over 10 years.(REUTERS)

When an Indian sex worker’s tale brought Bill Gates to tears

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 05:37 PM IST
Ashok Alexander, who headed the Gates Foundation’s HIV/AIDS prevention programme Avahan for over 10 years, has mentioned in his book true stories of the lives of sex workers in India that are about finding hope and redemption amid heartbreak and despair.
Trees and houses partially submerged in floodwaters in this aerial photograph taken in Kainakary village in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala, on August 23.(Bloomberg file photo)
Trees and houses partially submerged in floodwaters in this aerial photograph taken in Kainakary village in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala, on August 23.(Bloomberg file photo)

Aid of $6,00,000 to be sent to UNICEF for Kerala relief operations: Gates Foundation

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 08:35 PM IST
The emergency grant aims to bolster government efforts and initiatives by non-governmental organisations in the enormous task of assisting displaced, flood-affected people and helping them rebuild their lives.
(Representative Image)
(Representative Image)

Scientists develop kit to predict pre-mature birth

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 12:28 PM IST
Premature births, one of the leading cause of death of children under five years of age.
Melinda and Bill Gates, co-founders of Gates Foundation. Last year the Gates foundation head Nachiket Mor’s reappointment as a member of the RBI eastern local board was approved and he was nominated to its central board.(Reuters File Photo)
Melinda and Bill Gates, co-founders of Gates Foundation. Last year the Gates foundation head Nachiket Mor’s reappointment as a member of the RBI eastern local board was approved and he was nominated to its central board.(Reuters File Photo)

Head of Gates Foundation posted on RBI board, RSS affiliate says conflict of interest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 10:11 PM IST
The Gates Foundation has been in the crosshairs of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, which had alleged conflict of interest in the health ministry for signing a MoU with the US billionaire-couple’s charity.
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