2010 Annual Report

One of the most gratifying parts of my job as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

is watching the successes we achieve year by year add up to our big 10- and 20-year goals. The ritual of putting together the annual report helps me reflect on how impact accumulates over time.

In 2005, for example, we wrote about the recent phase I trials for a new vaccine for meningitis, one of the most dreaded diseases in the world.