Gates makes $10 billion vaccines pledge

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is donating $10 billion to research new vaccines and to bring them to the world’s poorest countries — vastly increasing the number of mouths to feed without increasing food production.

Just for reference, the population of Ethiopia, in 1985 — during the infamous famine — was roughly 40 million. By 2008, it had grown past 80 million.

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