School of Politics and International Relations

Dr Sophie Harman, The media loves the Gates Foundation but some experts are more sceptical

10 June 2015

Media coverage of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is largely positive but academic journals reveal that many political scientists and development scholars are actually quite sceptical about its impact on global health. Dr Sophie Harman argues that perhaps the lack of public criticism exists because "everyone is scared of challenging Gates and the foundation's role because they don't want to lose their funding."
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