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14 Apr 2015 description


“In Mali, at a family planning clinic, I saw a woman who couldn't afford the services so the clinic staff were sending her home. I said to the staff ‘Do you have a sliding scale [for paying the fee]? She's poor. She needs this. It's good for her. It's good for your country.’”

03 Nov 2014 description

In an address to American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Bill Gates says that the Ebola epidemic underscores the urgent need for R&D to stay ahead of emerging disease threats, and declares that new drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines can eradicate malaria by the middle of the 21st Century.

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10 Sep 2014 description

Emergency Response to Ebola

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SEATTLE (September 10, 2014) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus.

08 Aug 2014 description


The latest outbreak and spread of Ebola in West Africa is a distressing development – especially for the families and communities directly affected, of course, but for government leaders and the global health community as well.

We admire the courage of frontline responders, such as Doctors Without Borders, who have done a heroic job with extremely limited resources. And we strongly support broader international efforts to respond swiftly to the crisis.

21 Oct 2013 description

October 17, 2013