Gates Foundation Pledges $750 Million to Global Fund (infographic)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced it is committing $750 million to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

“These are tough economic times, but that is no excuse for cutting aid to the world’s poorest. The Global Fund is one of the most effective ways we invest our money every year. By supporting the Global Fund, we can help to change the fortunes of the poorest countries in the world. I can’t think of more important work.”

– Bill Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation

The Global Fund works to create economic opportunity and to help people living in poverty to be less dependent on aid. The $750 million dollars is in addition to the $650 million the Gates Foundation has contributed to the Global Fund since it was launched 10 years ago.

“My annual letter this year is an argument for making the choice to keep on helping extremely poor people build self-sufficiency.” Read the full text of the 2012 Annual Letter from Bill Gates.

Source: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Pictured: François Iyamuremye and his wife Jacqueline Niyifasha live with their children in Kayenzi, Rwanda. The couple are two of nearly 100,000 HIV positive people in Rwanda.

32 comments

Jane Barton
Jane Barton4 years ago

Does some of this money go to providing condoms or is the POPE preventing that?

Bette M.
Bette M.4 years ago

For all the good Gates & others do to help the poor much of it is confinscated by the thugs rulers of the said country. African countries have made a fine science out of shop lifting goods & money from the likes of Gates & other foriegn countries.
Only a very small portion of monies & food or medicine ever get to those in need.
Yes, it all sounds harsh & abrasive but the con artist of Africa, India & other 3rd world places will never stop & seemingly there is no one in charge to see the goods/money/meds get to those who need it.

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Harsha Vardhana R
Harsha Vardhana4 years ago

Thank you, Gates. You inspire many others to contribute.

Julianna D.
Juliana D.4 years ago

Love reading stuff like this.

Pauline Goh
Pauline Goh4 years ago

Thank you so much to the Gates family for being so generous,How many Billionaires or Millionaires can do like what the Gates did??? By doing so the Gates not only save life now but in the future as well. In Homeland or Abroad,Each and every one thanks Mr Bill Gates for all the good Charity done. May We have more people like Mr Bill Gates..

Michelle J.
Michelle J.4 years ago

AWESOME

Julie F.
Julie F.4 years ago

lots of love to him and his family for being so generous :)

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago

Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran4 years ago

Thanks.

Zana Zatanique
Jan Alexanian4 years ago

Thank you Bill and Melinda Gates for acting with a conscience. Bravo!