The Global Reach of the Gates Foundation

The Global Reach of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Prashant Panjiar / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sokoto State, Nigeria
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds education, agricultural-development and health projects around the world. In a recent grant, the foundation teamed with Rotary International and the British and German governments to help commit $630 million to fighting polio. The Bini Community Health Post, which Gates visited in February, above, is combating the disease in Nigeria, one of the last four countries in the world with a significant polio problem.

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