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Name: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Street 1: 500 Fifth Ave. North
Street 2:
City: Seattle
Province: Washington
Post Code: 98109
Country: United States of America
Phone: 2067093100
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Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Kimerling
Title: Senior Program Officer, TB

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Jan
Last Name: Gheuens
Title: Director, TB

General Information

Board Constituency: Foundation
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number:
Organization Type - Primary: Foundation
Organization Type - Secondary: Charitable / Philanthropic Foundation
Organization Description:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to improving people's lives by sharing advances in health and learning with the global community. The foundation was created in January 2000, through the merger of the Gates Learning Foundation, which focused on expanding access to technology through public libraries, and the William H. Gates Foundation, which focused on improving global health. Led by Bill Gates' father, William H. Gates, Sr., and Patty Stonesifer, the Seattle-based foundation has an endowment of approximately $23.1 billion.

TB is a major focus of the foundation's efforts in global health. Our work in TB focuses on the development of new tools and technologies and strengthening global prevention and control efforts with the goal of one day eliminating TB as a major global public health problem.

Approximately $56 million committed towards the development of TB diagnostics, vaccines and treatment since 2000.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 0
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
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Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
United States of America


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:

Drug-Resistant TB:


Laboratory Strengthening:

New Diagnostics:

New TB Drugs:

New TB Vaccines:

Fundamental Research:



Declaration of interests:
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Last updated: June 16, 2014