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Gates pledges $10 billion for inoculation

by on02 February 2010


Largest charitable donation ever

founder Bill Gates has pledged $10 billion (yes, billion with a b) to vaccination programs.

The funds will be made available over the next decade and Gates hopes that the funding will bring about a "decade of the vaccine" in order to reduce child mortality in poverty stricken counties. Boffins believe his donation could help save more than 8 million lives.

The Gates Foundation has already donated around $4.5 billion for vaccine research and Gates hopes new technologies and vaccines could save even more lives in the future. What's there to say. We can only take a bow...
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