Global Health and the Gates Foundation — In Perspective

  • David McCoy
  • Linsey McGoey
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


In 2009, the Lancet published an issue with a provocative question on its cover: ‘What has the Gates Foundation done for global health?’ Featuring a research paper (McCoy et al., 2009), an editorial (Black et al., 2009), and a commentary (Lancet, 2009), the papers argued that, despite the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s (henceforth the Gates Foundation) much lauded and significant funding of various health projects and causes in low- and middle-income countries, a number of questions and concerns about the Foundation needed to be aired and debated.


Global Health Global Fund Rockefeller Foundation Private Foundation Melinda Gate Foundation 
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© David McCoy and Linsey McGoey 2011

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  • David McCoy
  • Linsey McGoey

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