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Efforts in improving global health

Efforts in Improving Global Health

Lily Liang

April 15th, 2010

http://www.koze950.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/gates-foundation.png


Efforts in improving global health

“We must make reducing inequality the central priority of our giving.”

-Bill Gates

http://www.rotavirusvaccine.org/img-global-distribution-of-rv-mortality.htm


Human ingenuity and technology can solve every problem

Human ingenuity and technology can solve every problem

http:[email protected]/1259350439

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/about/Pages/bill-melinda-gates-letter.aspx


Total assets as of dec 31 st 2009 33 5 billion

Total assets as of Dec 31st, 2009: $33.5 billion

http://www.healthjockey.com/images/gates-foundation-logo.jpg


Foundation must spend all of its assets within 50 years of the last trustee s death

Foundation must spend all of its assets within 50 years of the last trustee’s death.

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Http twitter com gatesfoundation

http://twitter.com/Gatesfoundation

  • United States Program

  • Global Development Program

  • Global Health Program

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/30/health/30gates.html

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Efforts in improving global health

Identifies promising projects and financially supports them

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/grants/Pages/overview.aspx


Short list of organizations they support

Short list of organizations they support

  • GAVI Alliance

  • Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

  • PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative

  • Partners in Health

  • Save the Children

http://laborrightsblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341bf90b53ef011278feaa5828a4-800wi


The goal eradicate malaria

The goal: eradicate malaria

35 countries  98% of global malaria deaths

~500 million cases, 1 million deaths annually

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http://www.biology.ccsu.edu/doan/ProjectHope/Malaria%20red.jpg


Malaria is preventable and curable

Malaria is preventable and curable


Funding increased from 50 million in 1997 to 800 million in 2007

Funding increased from $50 million in 1997 to $800 million in 2007


Their approach giving malaria drugs to developing countries

Their approach: Giving malaria drugs to developing countries

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/global-health/PublishingImages/global-health-overview.jpg


Donating mosquito nets insect repellants and spray insecticides

Donating mosquito nets, insect repellants, and spray insecticides

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Develop a safe malaria vaccine by 2025

Develop a safe malaria vaccine by 2025

http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/2002/110-12/needle.jpg


Number of malaria deaths have dropped significantly

Number of malaria deaths have dropped significantly

Malaria Journal 2006, 5:33


Efforts in improving global health

Criticisms to the Gates Approach


Efforts in improving global health

Not helping the already major shortages in hospital staff in primary care

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gates16dec16,0,3743924.story

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/annual-letter/PublishingImages/chart-2-diseases-causing-childhood-deaths.gif


41 of its investments fly against everything they are trying to treat

41% of its investments fly against everything they are trying to treat

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-na-gatesx07jan07-pg,0,3897572.photogallery


Hungry patients are vomiting pills

Hungry patients are vomiting pills

“They [Gates Foundation] treat tuberculosis. They don’t treat poverty.”

-Paul Farmer

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/chhut001/uthink/malnutrition.jpg


Assumes drugs will be the panacea to all problems

Assumes drugs will be the panacea to all problems

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gatesx7jan07-sg,0,261331.storygallery


References

References

2010 [cited 2010 Mar 28]. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. [Internet]. Seattle, WA: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Available from: <http://www.gatesfoundation.org/>.

Bhattarai A, et al. 2007. Impact of Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapy and Insecticide-Treated Nets on Malaria Burden in Zanzibar. PLoS :1784-90.

Kotler PK, Lee NR. 2009. Up and Out of Poverty. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. 341 p.

McNeil DG. 2010 January. Gates Foundation to Double Spending on Vaccines. New York Times; 1-2. <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/30/health/30gates.html>.

Nyarango PM, et al. 2006. A steep decline of malaria morbidity and mortality trends in Eritrea between 2000 and 2004: The effect of combination of control methods. Malaria Journal 5(33):1-13.

Piller C, Sanders E, Dixon R. 2007 January. Dark cloud over good works of Gates Foundation. LA Times. <http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jan/07/nation/na-gatesx07>.

Piller C, Smith D. 2007 Dec. Unintended victims of Gates Foundation generosity. LA Times. <http://articles.latimes.com/2007/dec/16/nation/na-gates16>.

Solomon LD. 2009. Tech Billionaires. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. 146 p.


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