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  • Photo by Brinson + Banks @brinsonbanks | I’m Melinda Gates @melindafrenchgates, and I’ll be guest-curating @natgeo’s Instagram feed today. This week, @thisisbillgates and I released the #Goalkeepers18 report, which highlights the progress the world has made against poverty and disease and explores what we can do to ensure that progress continues. The two of us recently spoke with @susanbgoldberg, Editor in Chief of National Geographic, at our foundation’s Seattle headquarters. You can learn more at natgeo.com/gates.
    National Geographic Photo by Brinson + Banks @brinsonbanks | I’m Melinda Gates @melindafrenchgates, and I’ll be guest-curating @natgeo’s Instagram feed today. This week, @thisisbillgates and I released the #Goalkeepers18 report, which highlights the progress the world has made against poverty and disease and explores what we can do to ensure that progress continues. The two of us recently spoke with @susanbgoldberg, Editor in Chief of National Geographic, at our foundation’s Seattle headquarters. You can learn more at natgeo.com/gates.

    Photo by Brinson + Banks @brinsonbanks | I’m Melinda Gates @melindafrenchgates, and I’ll be guest-curating @natgeo’s Instagram feed today. This week, @thisisbillgates and I released the #Goalkeepers18 report, which highlights the progress the world has made against poverty and disease and explores what we can do to ensure that progress continues. The two of us recently spoke with @susanbgoldberg, Editor in Chief of National Geographic, at our foundation’s Seattle headquarters. You can learn more at natgeo.com/gates.

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likethechiken - Tyson 3 weeks ago

I read the comments on this (which was my fault) and it just makes me so disappointed in people. Someone is trying to do something good and instead of at the very least, just letting them, you have to attack without even the decency to learn the facts first. Thanks for everything you do @melindafrenchgates and ignore the trolls.

alexane.owl - Alexane 3 weeks ago

Oh hey look at that, a white woman ! It's not animals nor nature. Yet I don't see anyone complaining "i'm not here for that/ natgeo has an agenda/ where's the nature". Yet it was everywhere when there was a photo of gay people and transpeople. WhAt A sUrPrisE

mrsmikesmith - Mrsmikesmith 3 weeks ago

Yeah, pretend like you care and yet vaccinate everyone! It’s the perfect way to move forward with your eugenics plan! Look up bill gates eugenics plan… There’s more to the story here people.

adventuresforeverandever - 3 weeks ago

MelindaGates Ive traveled around the world and Im sure youve travelled more than I. Human impact on the destruction of the other creatures that share this world is heart-breaking and frankly terrifying. From a selfish perspective,If we lose their ecosystems we lose our food supplies. From a broad perspective, as we rapidly lose species to extinction, they can never be brought back. What you have done to further the human cause through your foundation has been wonderful. But I fear what happens if we forget to protect the other species besides just humans. Worst case scenario we could lose humanity altogether. What can your foundation do? Why not buy huge swaths of the Brazilian rainforest? Why not buy what’s left of the rhino population and elephant population and beef up security in Africa for their protection or set up sanctuaries for them in the United States? Why not set up laboratories to grow coral species which are reaching extinction so they can be re-introduced to the ocean at different locations as sea levels and ocean temperatures rise? These things do not only protect the earth. They protect us all.

lizzietroyer5 - Lizzie Troyer 3 weeks ago

I wonder why as residents of Seattle the Gates have done NOTHING to help their own city. We have so many problems in Seattle that the Gates have turned a blind eye to. In the past 25 years, our once pristine city has declined with rising homelessness misery with no end in sight. The middle class is disappearing as living wages continue to decline. Many people have to work 2 jobs to make ends meet. If they would focus on fixing our problems at home in the US we could all help then. Don’t kid yourself~ Gates bought his daughter an 18 million dollar horse farm. One in Florida, one in California. He’s not exactly roughing it living in a 50,000 square foot home in Medina~ the wealthiest neighborhood in Seattle. He’s isolated in his perfect world. SECONDLY, Bill Gates was standing behind me in line at a movie theater in Bellevue. I very quietly asked “ Are you Bill Gates?” He rolled his eyes and Grunted~ uh huh. I was so humiliated at his reaction. WHAT A SNOB!!!! How can he possibly help anyone if he can’t be polite to a fellow human being? Surely he must realize that the little people recognize him and would approach and speak to him.

neicejoan - Joan Neice 3 weeks ago

Thank you. Please consider using your incredible intellectual and financial resources toward solving the National homelessness crisis in real and lasting ways. It matters in word and deed. No one can live a life of any value when homelessness is their constant companion. It’s correlated to drugs, education, work, play, productivity, and civility.

ftr518 - Fran 3 weeks ago

WE GREATLY ADMIRE YOU AND BILL FOR YOUR MISSIONARY SPIRIT TO GIVE ALL YOUR ENERGIES TO REACH OUT TO THE WORLD TO BRING MANKIND TO A MORE ELEVATED SENSE OF BEING!

cstringel - 3 weeks ago

Thank you for all the help you are giving to our planet God Bless you

mommyblythe - Blythe 3 weeks ago

A few months ago the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation donated to our donors choose classroom project. We are so thankful and continue to use the materials daily in our classroom. Thank you @melindafrenchgates for all you do

mrsbthe3rd - 3 weeks ago

Never stops amazing me how people tell others what to do with their money. The Gates earned their money by a hard work and they can spend as they please; which in their case by doing lots of good for humanity. It is a safe assumption, in my opinion, that they spend more than all of the “advisers” on this site combined. @melindafrenchgates

kirankumarimehta - Kiran Kennedy 3 weeks ago

I have emailed your foundation to help bring clean water to Soda, a village in India . I have never gotten a response of any type