Friday, January 29, 2010

Bill and Melinda Gates donate $10B for vaccinations

Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they will invest $10 billion in fighting diseases with vaccinations around the world.  The 10 year program will focus on vaccines for AIDS, tuberculosis, rota virus and pneumonia.
"We must make this the decade of vaccines," said Bill Gates.
"Vaccines are a miracle," added Melinda Gates. "With just a few doses, they can prevent deadly diseases for a lifetime. We've made vaccines our priority at the Gates Foundation because we've seen firsthand their incredible impact on children's lives."
They're absolutely right; vaccines are some of the most astonishingly effective things humans have ever come up with to treat or prevent disease.  It's fantastic to see that the Gates' are putting their money toward worthy causes that are backed up by medical science.  And while I may disagree with the way Bill Gates made his money in the first place, I can't deny that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation does amazing work.


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