Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa

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

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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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Country

Full donee page for donee World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa

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
Global health (filter this donor) 17 34,367,356.00 7,711,736.00 15,410,799.00 6,908,127.00 1,504,335.00 2,832,359.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 3,061,618.00 0.00 3,061,618.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 37,428,974.00 7,711,736.00 18,472,417.00 6,908,127.00 1,504,335.00 2,832,359.00

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 (18 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
3,500,000.002017-12-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance coordination, planning and implementation of AFP surveillance and immunization activities in cross border areas through real-time, daily interaction involving the concerned national polio programs in the Lake Chad Basin, supported by its implem; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Chad|Cameroon|Niger (the)|Nigeria.
2,521,460.002017-07-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance coordination, planning and implementation of AFP surveillance and immunization activities in cross border areas through real-time, daily interaction involving the concerned national polio programs in the Lake Chad Basin, supported by its implem; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Chad|Cameroon|Niger (the)|Nigeria.
1,396,240.002017-03-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance coordination, planning and implementation of AFP surveillance and immunization activities in cross border areas through real-time, daily interaction involving the concerned national polio programs in the Lake Chad Basin, supported by its implem; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Chad|Cameroon|Niger (the)|Nigeria.
294,036.002017-02-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the Acute Flaccid Paralysis surveillance system in the Republic of South Sudan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South sudan.
1,997,765.002016-11-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the establishment of the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN); Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: Africa.
3,061,618.002016-11-12Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase family planning uptake and reduce unmet family planning methods in 4 countries in the Africa through the WHO Africa Regional Office (AFRO); Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: Burkina faso|Congo (the)|Ethiopia|Uganda|Côte d'ivoire.
3,870,000.002016-10-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement the AVADAR application to strengthen AFP surveillance in priority countries through increased reporting of AFP cases to quickly detect any polioviruses transmission and respond to the outbreak; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
500,000.002016-10-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build technical capacity at the WHO Africa regional office, WHO country offices, and selected Ministries of Health in the African region in the use of global information systems (GIS) and mobile technology to improve disease surveillance in high risk a; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: Africa.
4,500,000.002016-10-19Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the strengthening of WHO’s organizational delivery model towards improving health outcomes across programs of work; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: Africa.
2,700,000.002016-10-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve AFP surveillance in prioritized areas with current surveillance gaps to timely detect any polioviruses and respond accordingly to interrupt transmission; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,371,966.002016-07-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance coordination, planning and implementation of AFP surveillance and immunization activities in cross border areas through real-time, daily interaction involving the concerned national polio programs in the Lake Chad Basin, supported by its implem; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Chad|Cameroon|Niger (the)|Nigeria.
471,068.002016-06-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance coordination, planning and implementation of AFP surveillance and immunization activities in cross border areas through real-time, daily interaction involving the concerned national polio programs in the Lake Chad Basin, supported by its implem; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Chad|Cameroon|Niger (the)|Nigeria.
107,535.002015-11-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance in the Somali Region of Ethiopia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Somalia.
3,267,028.002015-11-17Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the lengthy timelines for review and approval of clinical trials, leading to improved access to health products and thereby reducing the burden of neglected diseases which affect the poorest in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,996,910.002015-11-02Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support improvements within the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa to improve health outcomes in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
536,654.002015-07-22Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support improved microplanning, outbreak response, and other vaccination-related activities in Cameroon; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cameroon.
1,504,335.002014-11-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen routine immunization in Chad using polio eradication gains. Using Polio eradication gains to strengthen routine EPI in Chad; RED approach in 15 districts. Investment start date: 11/19/2014 to end date: 5/31/2017. Grantee name: World Health O; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: Chad.
2,832,359.002013-10-23Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the introduction and uptake of cervical cancer screening and treatment in African countries by supporting the AFRO Intercountry Support Teams (ISTs) to provide technical expertise for country planning and scale up; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: Zimbabwe|Senegal|Ghana|Guinea|Kenya|Madagascar|Malawi|Sierra leone|Zambia|Nigeria.