Melinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with Bill Gates, she shapes and approves the foundation’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization. Together, they meet with grantees and partners to further the foundation’s goal of improving equity in the United States and around the world. They make many public appearances to advocate for the foundation’s issues.
When women can plan their pregnancies this adds up to stronger communities and stronger countries, writes Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in this guest column. As the ICFP launches in Indonesia, 120 million women and girls are counting on promises to be turned into action.
While more women than ever before are accessing contraceptives and services, we're falling further behind each year in our efforts to reach the 2020 goal, Melinda Gates shares in this exclusive guest commentary.
Gains in women's and girls' health since the historic U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing are something to celebrate. But the gaps that remain provide a sober reminder that progress and success are not always synonyms. An opinion from Melinda Gates.