Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Bill Gates to give $500 million to fight malaria.....

WASHINGTON: US philanthropist Bill Gates has announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action. 

The former Microsoft CEO on Sunday told the 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in New Orleans that his Gates Foundation is committing more than $500 million in 2014 "to reduce the burden of malaria, pneumonia, diarrheal diseases, and an array of parasitic infections that are leading causes of death and disability in developing countries," a statement said. Bill Gates also said that in addition to that pledge, his foundation has boosted its annual funding for malaria by 3%.