The Power of Philanthropic Foundations

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the most influential forces in international health policy formation due to the billions of dollars of funding and aid it disburses yearly. But because of this, they wield a considerable amount of power. This article claims that is particularly difficult to find researchers that are willing to criticise the foundation or their research due to the scale of its funding. Because of this, the foundation is free to keep its decision making and data production methods hidden, potentially hampering future research. Read full article here


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