The New York Times
Date: 2010-01-29
Author: Donald G. McNeil Jr.

Article Mentions
Author, Donald G. McNeil Jr.
Mentioned, Warren Buffett
Mentioned, Silvio Berlusconi
Mentioned, Melinda Gates
Mentioned, Dr. Orin Levine
Mentioned, Microsoft
Mentioned, The Gates
Endorsing vaccines as the worlds most cost-effective public health measure, Bill and Melinda Gates said Friday that their foundation would more than double its spending on them over the next decade, to at least $10 billion. The change could save the lives of as many as eight million children by 2020, Mr. Gates calculated. He said he hoped his gift would inspire other charities and donor nations to do the same. The commitment is the largest ever made by a foundation, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, which noted that $10 billion is slightly more than the total worth of the Ford Foundation, the countrys second largest. The Gates Foundation, created in 1999 with the fortune that Mr. Gates made from Microsoft, has about $34 billion in...(read more)
... Endorsing vaccines as the worlds most cost-effective public health measure, Bill and Melinda Gates said Friday that their foundation would more than double its spending on them over the next decade, to at least $10 billion. The change could save the ...
... will increase their annual gifts to the foundation, and about 30 percent of all spending, up from 20 percent, will be for vaccines. In calculating that eight million lives could be saved, Mr. Gates cited a computer model developed for the foundation ...
... telling a German newspaper, Rich people spend a lot more money on their own problems, like baldness, than they do to fight malaria. Mr. Berlusconi, whose 2004 hair transplant surgery has been widely discussed in European newspapers, made headlines ...


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