Efforts in Improving Global Health. Lily Liang April 15 th , 2010. http://www.koze950.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/gates-foundation.png. “We must make reducing inequality the central priority of our giving.” -Bill Gates.
Efforts in Improving Global Health
April 15th, 2010
“We must make reducing inequality the central priority of our giving.”
Identifies promising projects and financially supports them
35 countries 98% of global malaria deaths
~500 million cases, 1 million deaths annually
Malaria Journal 2006, 5:33
Criticisms to the Gates Approach
Not helping the already major shortages in hospital staff in primary care
“They [Gates Foundation] treat tuberculosis. They don’t treat poverty.”
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