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Microsoft to require US suppliers to offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:47 AM

The new policy applies to US suppliers with 50 or more employees who do substantial work for the company

MICROSOFT. The tech giant, whose logo and CEO Satya Nadella appear in this photo, is demanding more progressive work conditions from its suppliers. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP


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BLUSUKAN. Istri pendiri Microsoft, Melinda Gates blusukan ke sebuah laboratorium penelitian nyamuk di Yogyakarta. Foto diambil dari akun Facebook

Will gene editing end the worldwide problem of malaria?

Oct 10, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Gene editing Biotechnology may bring about an end to malaria but will it have unforeseen effects down the line?

MOQUITO RESEARCH. Lab technicians conducting mosquito research at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. Photo from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website.

Melinda Gates donates $80 million to close gender data gap

May 18, 2016 - 3:21 PM

She says the funding would allow the collection of data in areas such as time use unpaid work and economic empowerment

GENDER GAP. Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates, participates in the 4th Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, 17 May 2016, where she annonced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will donate 80 million US dollars to the work of collecting data on the world's women. Photo by Liselotte Sabroe/EPA

Gates Foundation invests additional $120-M in family planning

Jan 26, 2016 - 3:33 PM

The Gates Foundation and other concerned groups are moving to ensure the global targets for family planning

YOUNG MOTHERS. Without access to family planning, it is likely that young girls become mothers at an earlier age. Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

Zuckerberg, Gates make bid for universal Internet access

Sep 27, 2015 - 12:13 AM

The pledge is part of a United Nations effort to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 Other supporters include Wikipedia s Jimmy Wales and U2 frontman Bono

TITANS. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft's Bill Gates. Photos from respective Facebook pages.

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: lifestyle killers on the rise

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:53 AM

A recent study shows that high blood pressure – which is easily diagnosed and readily treated – was the top health risk in 2013 contributing to 10 4 million deaths

Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund

Mar 19, 2015 - 2:36 PM

The Anti Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund aims to combat the tobacco industry s use of international trade agreements to threaten and prevent countries from passing strong tobacco control laws

An Indian man smokes a cigarette on 'World No Tobacco Day' in Bangalore, India on 31 May 2014. Jagadeesh NV/EPA

Too few women at the top, says Clinton-Gates report

Mar 09, 2015 - 3:28 PM

20 years after the landmark Beijing conference women are still very much a minority when it comes to leadership positions

File photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images North America/AFP

WHO: Rabies control in Visayas improved

Feb 20, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Investment in dog vaccination is the more cost effective way to control and eliminate rabies says the World Health Organization

VACCINATE DOGS. In this file photo, a Filipino holds her pet as the dog receives free vaccination shots in Makati City, Philippines. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Why PH+SocialGood?

Sep 15, 2014 - 7:00 AM

For us at Rappler PH SocialGood is a way to bring the Philippines to the world and the world to the Philippines in a meaningful way

Merkel tops Forbes 'powerful women' list

May 28, 2014 - 10:43 PM

Forbes has named Merkel the most powerful woman nine times

MOST POWERFUL WOMAN. German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped this year's Forbes's list of the world's most powerful women. Photo by Clemens Bilan/AFP

Technology helps Nigeria's fight against polio

Nov 18, 2013 - 2:47 PM

Vaccinations are monitored in real time thanks to state of the art technology helping save more lives in Nigeria

FIGHT VS POLIO. A polio vaccinator administers oral drops to a child in the Dawanau district of Kano, northern Nigera, on October 28, 2013 during a polio immunization campaign in six local government areas found to harbor polio virus. AFP/Aminu Abubakar

Reinventing the toilet

Oct 08, 2013 - 9:48 PM

A project aims to tap India s expertise in manufacturing to make toilets more accessible for the poor

15 women you should know about

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Know your women icons today and from the not too distant past

VICTORY. German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates at the CDU party's headquarters after the German general elections. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP

VIDEO highlights: The Social Good Summit 2013 New York

Sep 23, 2013 - 11:53 PM

The Social Good Summit in New York is a three day conference that gathers technologists activists and influencers from around the world

RH Law cited in international women's conference

May 30, 2013 - 3:52 PM

The Philippines RH Law was cited as an achievement for advancing contraceptive access and improving maternal health

Bill Gates the unknown explores Ghana's health progress

Mar 27, 2013 - 1:32 PM

Bill Gates foundation has been on a high profile campaign to improve health by increasing vaccinations in poorer nations

ADVOCACY. Bill Gates (L) at the Awutu health clinic in Ghana. Photo courtesy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Developing nations to get $2.6-B for family planning

Jul 12, 2012 - 9:50 AM

Rich nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said they had pledged more than 2 6 billion dollars towards family planning in developing countries at a summit in London Wednesday July 11