September 16

Pandemic Makes Tackling Global Woes More Critical Than Ever – Bill Gates


The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out progress on lofty goals such as ending world poverty and hunger in the next decade, but the economic damage of COVID-19 shows how badly such global development is needed, philanthropist Bill Gates said.

Across the world, the virus has deepened social and economic inequality in areas like education, pay and health care access, Gates said in remarks accompanying Monday’s release of a global development report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The report outlines ways in which COVID-19 has wreaked economic damage and derailed progress on many of the global development goals adopted by the United Nations five years ago.

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Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Finance, Health Care
global development, philanthropy, SDGs