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Christopher Elias

Title President , Global Development
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Christopher J. Elias is President, Global Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Posts By Christopher Elias

How Germany Can Take the Lead in Global Health

The Gates Foundation recently announced that we’re opening a new European office in Berlin, and we are holding our annual Grand Challenges meeting in Germany’s capital city as well. Neither the time nor the place is a coincidence. Germany is an emerging leader in global health. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the World Health Summit, an annual convening of global health leaders hosted by Germany with the co-sponsorship of other European Union nations.

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The world’s most promising generation is coming of age. Here’s what they need from us

The world is on the cusp of something unprecedented: the largest generation of young people in human history is approaching reproductive age. But for all the investments society has made in this generation, there is one crucial area in which we are falling short: ensuring their access to contraceptives.

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Letting Farmers Decide

At the foundation, our goal is to reduce hunger and poverty for millions of families across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing agricultural productivity.

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How Bt Maize Can Help Us End Food Insecurity in Africa

There is no single answer to ending food insecurity in Africa. But if the 230 million Africans who are now undernourished are to get the food they need, reducing the damage pests do to crops, safely and sustainably, must be a big part of the solution.

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Elevating Art to Advance Science: A New View of Vaccination in 2015

More than 30 artists come together around The Art of Saving a Life project to support global vaccination efforts.

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