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All lives 
have equal value

we are impatient optimists working to reduce inequity


10 Tough Questions We Get Asked

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our missions to Achieve our vision
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Ensuring more young people survive and thrive

Ensure more children
and young people

Survive And

Ensuring more young people survive and thrive

we believe

the path out of poverty begins when the next generation can access quality healthcare and a great education.

In developing countries, we focus on improving people’s health and wellbeing, helping individuals lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, we seek to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—can access the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.

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Empower the poorest



Empower the poorest

We believe

that by giving people the tools to lead healthy, productive lives, we can help them lift themselves out of poverty.

Every year, millions of people find ways to transition out of poverty—by adopting new farming technologies, investing in new business opportunities, or finding new jobs. We know women and girls have a unique power to reshape societies. When you invest in a woman’s health and empowerment, it has a ripple effect, helping families, communities, and countries achieve long-lasting benefits.

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Combat infectious diseases that particularly affect the poorest


That particularly affect
the poorest

Combat infectious diseases that particularly affect the poorest

We believe

we can save lives by delivering the latest in science and technology to those with the greatest needs.

We work with partners to provide effective vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics and to develop innovative approaches to deliver health services to those who need it most. And we invest heavily in developing new vaccines to prevent infectious diseases that impose the greatest burden.