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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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