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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2013, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a $10 million, 5-year grant to the CDC Foundation to ensure the availability of high-quality, case-based meningitis surveillance data from across the African meningitis belt

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Learn more about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.