Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Wits Health Consortium

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Basic donor information

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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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Full donee page for donee Wits Health Consortium

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 2011 2010
Global health (filter this donor) 33 60,286,764.17 6,320,605.00 3,326,889.98 5,120,635.91 10,458,373.03 3,294,012.00 21,766,690.00 9,999,558.25
Gender equality (filter this donor) 1 2,277,943.25 0.00 0.00 2,277,943.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 284,742.91 0.00 0.00 284,742.91 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 35 62,849,450.33 6,320,605.00 3,326,889.98 7,683,322.06 10,458,373.03 3,294,012.00 21,766,690.00 9,999,558.25

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 (35 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
237,802.002017-10-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve our understanding of the non-replicating rotavirus vaccine approach, by undertaking activities to improve the understanding of vaccine interference which will be valuable for ongoing efforts involving combination approaches.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
5,783,687.002017-08-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to firmly establish an expanding innovation network to support and accelerate real-world diagnostic innovations aimed at improving the laboratory and laboratory-clinic interface to impact on patient care; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
299,116.002017-05-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to organize the first global scientific meeting focusing on advancing and accelerating Group B Strep (GBS) research and to provide scientists the opportunity to collaborate and exchange the latest research, successes, and challenges; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
499,813.002016-12-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to elucidate associations between RSV, influenza and pneumococcal colonization. Dynamics of Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory syncytial virus community transmission in the post pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era. Investment start date: 11/2/2016 to; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
-685,075.002016-10-31Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support d4T v. TDF non-inferiority study for treatment. d4T v. tdf non-inferiority study for treatment. Investment start date: 9/27/2011 to end date: 11/1/2016. Grantee name: Wits Health Consortium; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,345,050.002016-06-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence for efficacious and sustainable pneumococcal immunization programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
512,552.002016-05-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the African Local Initiative for Vaccinology Expertise, a vaccinology flagship program for Africa which has the goal of significantly reducing vaccine-preventable diseases over the next 15 years; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
436,388.472016-03-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide up-to-date surveillance data on all causes of under five childhood morbidity and mortality, in an African setting with a high prevalence of maternal HIV-infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
218,161.522016-03-31Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide up-to-date surveillance data on all causes of under five childhood morbidity and mortality, in an African setting with a high prevalence of maternal HIV-infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
284,742.912015-12-03Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use a sport as a tool to empower girls at critical time of adolescent transition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: South Africa.
284,742.912015-12-03Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use a sport as a tool to empower girls at critical time of adolescent transition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: South Africa.
2,277,943.252015-12-03Gender equality/Women’s equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use a sport as a tool to empower girls at critical time of adolescent transition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: South Africa.
3,020,584.002015-11-25Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase rates of HIV self-testing in South Africa. Evaluation of HIV self tests for WHO PQ submission. Investment start date: 11/25/2015 to end date: 8/31/2019. Grantee name: Wits Health Consortium; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
262,337.002015-11-13Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of reactive targeted parasite elimination versus reactive case detection for malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Namibia.
498,002.002015-10-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct preclinical research for the development of vaccine for Group B Streptococcus (GBS), benefitting communities in low-middle income settings where the burden of invasive GBS disease is greatest; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
369,998.502015-10-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide up-to-date surveillance data on all causes of under five childhood morbidity and mortality, in an African setting with a high prevalence of maternal HIV-infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
184,971.502015-10-28Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide up-to-date surveillance data on all causes of under five childhood morbidity and mortality, in an African setting with a high prevalence of maternal HIV-infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
333,350.002015-06-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide up-to-date surveillance data on all causes of under five childhood morbidity and mortality, in an African setting with a high prevalence of maternal HIV-infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
166,650.002015-06-10Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide up-to-date surveillance data on all causes of under five childhood morbidity and mortality, in an African setting with a high prevalence of maternal HIV-infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
5,408,262.002014-10-27Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute towards delineating the public-health importance of invasive Group B Streptococcus (GBS) disease across different low income countries and, particularly, the likely role of GBS as cause of invasive disease during the newborn period; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|South & Central Asia|Far East Asia; affected countries: Bangladesh|South africa|Bhutan.
3,060,440.002014-10-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the evidence base on the effectiveness of influenza vaccination of pregnant women to protect against severe illness requiring hospitalization among young-infants, including those born to mothers living with HIV; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
170,582.532014-10-08Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide up-to-date surveillance data on all causes of under five childhood morbidity and mortality, in an African setting with a high prevalence of maternal HIV-infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
85,278.472014-10-08Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide up-to-date surveillance data on all causes of under five childhood morbidity and mortality, in an African setting with a high prevalence of maternal HIV-infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
779,384.002014-10-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to estimate the incidence of severe pertussis-associated hospitalizations in infants under six months old in Soweto, South Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
286,327.812014-08-01Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a field study in Africa on maternal influenza immunization. Field study in Africa of maternal influenza immunization. Investment start date: 10/6/2010 to end date: 12/31/2016. Grantee name: Wits Health Consortium; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
286,327.812014-08-01Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a field study in Africa on maternal influenza immunization. Field study in Africa of maternal influenza immunization. Investment start date: 10/6/2010 to end date: 12/31/2016. Grantee name: Wits Health Consortium; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
381,770.412014-08-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a field study in Africa on maternal influenza immunization. Field study in Africa of maternal influenza immunization. Investment start date: 10/6/2010 to end date: 12/31/2016. Grantee name: Wits Health Consortium; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,062,994.002013-11-12Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to detect, quantify and characterize differentially-culturable bacterial subpopulations in tuberculous sputum; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
542,797.122013-11-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide up-to-date surveillance data on all causes of under five childhood morbidity and mortality, in an African setting with a high prevalence of maternal HIV-infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
271,357.882013-11-05Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide up-to-date surveillance data on all causes of under five childhood morbidity and mortality, in an African setting with a high prevalence of maternal HIV-infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
1,416,863.002013-10-28Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine whether an integrated intervention of oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and testing and HIV treatment for prevention can be feasibly implemented and is acceptable within a combination prevention and care approach tailored to the needs of fema; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
21,766,690.002011-09-27Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support d4T v. TDF non-inferiority study for treatment. d4T v. tdf non-inferiority study for treatment. Investment start date: 9/27/2011 to end date: 11/1/2016. Grantee name: Wits Health Consortium; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,999,867.502010-10-06Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a field study in Africa on maternal influenza immunization. Field study in Africa of maternal influenza immunization. Investment start date: 10/6/2010 to end date: 12/31/2016. Grantee name: Wits Health Consortium; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,999,867.502010-10-06Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a field study in Africa on maternal influenza immunization. Field study in Africa of maternal influenza immunization. Investment start date: 10/6/2010 to end date: 12/31/2016. Grantee name: Wits Health Consortium; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,999,823.252010-10-06Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a field study in Africa on maternal influenza immunization. Field study in Africa of maternal influenza immunization. Investment start date: 10/6/2010 to end date: 12/31/2016. Grantee name: Wits Health Consortium; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.