Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Best overview URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Facebook username gatesfoundation
LinkedIn username bill-&-melinda-gates-foundation
Websitehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database
Twitter usernamegatesfoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do
Grant application process pagehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grantseeker-FAQ
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)years
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/gates-foundation-iati-processing

Brief history: The Gates Foundation launched in 2000, with precursors starting in the 1990s, financed by the personal wealth of co-founder Bill Gates from Microsoft. Starting 2005, it scaled up its giving significantly after a large funding commitment from Warren Buffett

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: See https://www.gatesfoundation.org/Who-We-Are/General-Information/Foundation-Factsheet for the grantmaking areas. The four grantmaking areas are the Global Development Program, Global Health Program, Global Policy and Advocacy, and United States Program. Within the United States Program the focus is on K-12 education, the Internet, and emergency relief

Notes on grant publication logistics: Although the Gates Foundation has a grants database on its website, as well as individual grant pages for every grant, we use the IATI data instead, because it can be processed programmatically (the data on the site does not allow for full data download or easy programmatic processing). This leads to a few problems: first, IATI data does not include grants made in the United States, since it focuses on development assistance (DA) spending. Second, IATI data is updated more infrequently. Third, it may sometimes omit some information that is present in the grants database

Full donor page for donor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Basic donee information

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Country

Full donee page for donee Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2007 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 24 29,325,353.00 1,150,299.00 4,712,015.00 3,120,391.00 30,000.00 147,852.00 1,944,751.00 6,306,297.00 2,066,360.00 1,996,545.00 7,850,843.00
Total 24 29,325,353.00 1,150,299.00 4,712,015.00 3,120,391.00 30,000.00 147,852.00 1,944,751.00 6,306,297.00 2,066,360.00 1,996,545.00 7,850,843.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (24 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
831,643.002017-10-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to complete a data dossier on albendazole-ivermectin for the treatment of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and conduct preliminary studies to guide conduct of combination therapy trials against STHs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
140,786.002017-07-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop novel targeted interventions to improve integrated child nutrition-diarrheal disease control programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
177,870.002017-04-28Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to collate model-based evidence to inform target product profiles of malaria transmission prevention tools; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,698,029.002016-10-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to complete a data dossier on albendazole-ivermectin for the treatment of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and conduct preliminary studies to guide conduct of combination therapy trials against STHs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
51,749.502016-09-12Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the current role and impact of paper-based health information systems on health system performance in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa.
51,749.502016-09-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the current role and impact of paper-based health information systems on health system performance in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa.
2,910,487.002016-05-19Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a stochastic simulation platform for predicting the effects of different malaria intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,361,369.002015-11-17Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the current role and impact of paper-based health information systems on health system performance in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa.
1,361,369.002015-11-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the current role and impact of paper-based health information systems on health system performance in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa.
397,653.002015-02-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop novel targeted interventions to improve integrated child nutrition-diarrheal disease control programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
30,000.002014-09-18Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the travel for endemic country participants to attend a meeting of the Roll Back Malaria Residual Transmission Workstream Core Group at the 2014 ASTMH Annual Meeting; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
147,852.002013-10-11Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and assess the feasibility of implementing routine approaches to intervention costing in Tanzania; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
944,752.002012-10-24Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop standardized costing methods for malaria service delivery. Costing Methods for Malaria Service Delivery. Investment start date: 10/24/2012 to end date: 9/30/2015. Grantee name: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
999,999.002012-04-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify the molecules that cue African trypanosomes, which are parasites that cause fatal sleeping sickness, to differentiate into the life stages necessary for transmission of the parasite.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
1,779,653.002011-10-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to analyze the current options related to the control, elimination and possible subsequent eradication of onchocerciasis (river blindness), lymphatic filariasis and human African trypanosomiasis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,526,644.002011-05-25Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a stochastic simulation platform for predicting the effects of different malaria intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002009-03-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify the molecules that cue African trypanosomes, which are parasites that causes fatal sleeping sickness, to differentiate into the lifestages necessary for transmission of the parasite.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,966,360.002009-03-06Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a stochastic simulation platform for predicting the effects of different malaria intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,996,545.002007-07-11Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a center for clinical research in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo for assessment of new drugs for African Sleeping Sickness; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
5,000,000.002006-09-21Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support STI research and resources platforms for the development, validation and application of public health tools in developing countries; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
349,950.002006-06-08Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund integrative malaria control with existing tools focusing on urban malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
286,473.002006-05-30Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund integrative malaria control with existing tools focusing on urban malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
2,189,420.002006-03-16Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund simulation modeling of the epidemiological impact and cost-effectiveness of malaria interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
25,000.002006-01-10Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund integrative malaria control with existing tools focusing on urban malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.