Bill Gates

@thisisbillgates

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Sharing things I'm learning about the world’s deadliest animal. #MosquitoWeek
The first time I met David Sengeh, he was a college senior studying biomedical engineering. I remember being blown away by his intellect, his ambition, and his sense of humor.
 
It was clear that David had a bright future ahead of him, but I didn’t expect that within just a couple years he’d become Sierra Leone’s first chief innovation officer and youngest ever education minister.

The first time I met David Sengeh, he was a college senior studying biomedical engineering. I remember being blown away by his intellect, his ambition, and his sense of humor. It was clear that David had a bright future ahead of him, but I didn’t expect that within just a couple years he’d become Sierra Leone’s first chief innovation officer and youngest ever education minister.

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Looking forward to catching up on some reading this weekend. If you’re looking for a new book, there are a few you might want to try on my blog (link in bio).

Looking forward to catching up on some reading this weekend. If you’re looking for a new book, there are a few you might want to try on my blog (link in bio).

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“When we put our students' humanity first, the sky is the limit for how far our kids can go." I’m grateful to Washington State Teacher of the Year Brooke Brown for sharing with me how she helps her students learn how to love themselves and appreciate their own past.

“When we put our students' humanity first, the sky is the limit for how far our kids can go." I’m grateful to Washington State Teacher of the Year Brooke Brown for sharing with me how she helps her students learn how to love themselves and appreciate their own past.

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4 months ago
Happy Birthday, Warren! You’ve been a true friend and an invaluable source of advice over the years, and I’m so lucky to know you. It’s an honor to work at the foundation doing my best to turn your generosity into lives saved and improved. Here’s to many more birthdays!

Happy Birthday, Warren! You’ve been a true friend and an invaluable source of advice over the years, and I’m so lucky to know you. It’s an honor to work at the foundation doing my best to turn your generosity into lives saved and improved. Here’s to many more birthdays!

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In 2014, I visited Yogyakarta, Indonesia to see how researchers at the World Mosquito Program were working to stop the spread of dengue fever–a painful virus that infects about 400 million people every year and kills more than 20,000. I even helped feed some of the Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes!
 
In June of this year, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of the @wmpglobal trial, which show that the Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes reduced the number of dengue cases by 77 percent and dengue hospitalizations by 86 percent.
 
Read more about this incredible breakthrough on my blog (link in bio).  #MosquitoWeek

In 2014, I visited Yogyakarta, Indonesia to see how researchers at the World Mosquito Program were working to stop the spread of dengue fever–a painful virus that infects about 400 million people every year and kills more than 20,000. I even helped feed some of the Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes! In June of this year, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of the @wmpglobal trial, which show that the Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes reduced the number of dengue cases by 77 percent and dengue hospitalizations by 86 percent. Read more about this incredible breakthrough on my blog (link in bio). #MosquitoWeek

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5 months ago
Vaclav Smil is my favorite author, and his new book Numbers Don’t Lie is one of his best yet. I unabashedly recommend this book to anyone who loves learning.
 
Use the link in my bio to read my review and download a free chapter.

Vaclav Smil is my favorite author, and his new book Numbers Don’t Lie is one of his best yet. I unabashedly recommend this book to anyone who loves learning. Use the link in my bio to read my review and download a free chapter.

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I’m rooting for lots of the athletes in Tokyo right now—but none more than my soon-to-be son-in-law, @nayelnassar. Good luck, Nayel!

I’m rooting for lots of the athletes in Tokyo right now—but none more than my soon-to-be son-in-law, @nayelnassar. Good luck, Nayel!

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Over the years, I’ve done a lot of things to raise awareness for the importance of safe sanitation.
 
I shared a stage with a jar of human feces, smelled pit latrine odor, and drank water made from poop. This got some laughs, but my goal was to draw attention to some amazing progress.
 
Read about our foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet progress at gatesnotes.com

Over the years, I’ve done a lot of things to raise awareness for the importance of safe sanitation. I shared a stage with a jar of human feces, smelled pit latrine odor, and drank water made from poop. This got some laughs, but my goal was to draw attention to some amazing progress. Read about our foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet progress at gatesnotes.com

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Many people today wouldn’t recognize what this is. And that’s an amazing thing because it shows how much progress the world has made against polio.
 
This metal tank kept thousands of people alive during the polio epidemic in the U.S. Because of polio vaccines, we no longer need these iron lungs.
 
Iron lungs were once one of the greatest tools to fight polio. Today, it’s the iron will of the thousands of polio workers and their supporters who are committed to finishing the job. I am confident that our tools and resources will allow us to eliminate polio entirely.

Many people today wouldn’t recognize what this is. And that’s an amazing thing because it shows how much progress the world has made against polio. This metal tank kept thousands of people alive during the polio epidemic in the U.S. Because of polio vaccines, we no longer need these iron lungs. Iron lungs were once one of the greatest tools to fight polio. Today, it’s the iron will of the thousands of polio workers and their supporters who are committed to finishing the job. I am confident that our tools and resources will allow us to eliminate polio entirely.

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The world needs to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To make that happen, we need to invent and deploy many more clean energy products.
 
Breakthrough Energy Catalyst will jumpstart this process by bringing together partners across the public and private sectors.
 
I am optimistic that we can succeed if we act boldly together.

The world needs to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To make that happen, we need to invent and deploy many more clean energy products. Breakthrough Energy Catalyst will jumpstart this process by bringing together partners across the public and private sectors. I am optimistic that we can succeed if we act boldly together.

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Most of the books on my summer reading list this year touch on what happens when people come into conflict with the world around them. I hope at least one of them sparks your interest.  #bookstagram

Most of the books on my summer reading list this year touch on what happens when people come into conflict with the world around them. I hope at least one of them sparks your interest. #bookstagram

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7 months ago
Congratulations on your graduation, Phoebe. You have grown into such a kind, positive, and wonderful adult, and I'm so incredibly proud to be your dad. I can't wait to see what you accomplish next.

Congratulations on your graduation, Phoebe. You have grown into such a kind, positive, and wonderful adult, and I'm so incredibly proud to be your dad. I can't wait to see what you accomplish next.

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