50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Last year was a big one for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its partners across the globe donated 207 million drug treatments in one day to care for patients with tropical diseases, Desmond-Hellmann noted in her year-end report. She also noted that polio--a disease that the foundation continues to battle--is nearly eradicated. The foundation also bolstered efforts to improve contraception and women's health globally.