Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home
Thursday, April 24, 2014
This week in Seattle, Bill and Melinda Gates are attending a meeting of the minds.
Five hundred of the world’s top innovators in global health have gathered for the Global Health Product Development Forum, an annual event in which scientists, engineers, policymakers and activists work to develop new tools for fighting diseases.
Since the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began in 2000, the nonprofit has invested a lot of money in education in the U.S. But even more money has gone toward ending diseases in developing countries. Last year, the foundation dedicated $1.8 billion to eradicate polio worldwide.
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