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.
The issues affecting people in the developing world don’t make headlines every day. Global Citizen shares information about global health and development issues and ways people can help. We’ve made great progress on issues affecting the world’s poorest people but there is much more we can do when we harness the generosity and commitment of people around the world.
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