Thursday, February 04, 2010

Bill and Melinda Gates Are at it Again...

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During the 2010 World Economic Forum held annually in Davos, Switzerland, Bill and Melinda Gates announced their dedication to investing 10 billion dollars in the distribution of vaccines to the developing world in order to help combat malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases.

With the help of the Gates Foundation as well as the Gavi Alliance and other non-governmental organizations, immunization against polio and tetanus have steadily increased over the past 10 years and are seeing near eradication in many countries around the world.

But according to Melinda Gates it will take more than these organizations to help eradicate many of the world's diseases - it will take increased global awareness and the intervention and assistance of richer countries and governments around the world if they are see to universal vaccination and immunization against the many diseases that claim the lives of millions of children each year.

- Tiffanie Depew

SOURCE: World Economic Forum