Intensifying attacks by Islamist rebels are undermining a drive backed by donors including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio in Nigeria, one of three countries where the disease remains endemic.
The world’s 300 wealthiest people added $15.6 billion to their collective net worth this week as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at record highs amid optimism that the economic recovery will accelerate.
The Gates Foundation Asset Trust, the entity that manages the investments for the $40.2 billion Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has liquidated its entire stake in G4S Plc, the world’s biggest security-services provider.
At least 54 million people in Asia can thank Bindeshwar Pathak when they defecate in private. If he has his way, about 600 million people in India who don’t have that luxury will join them a decade from now.
Tadataka “Tachi” Yamada led global health programs for Bill and Melinda Gates, oversaw GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s research, was head physician at the University of Michigan and wrote gastroenterology textbooks. He now has an even bigger task: revitalizing drug development for a company that’s not found a blockbuster in 13 years.