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Gates backs Big Pharma push to wipe out tropical diseases

Mr Gates, who has supported the NTDs initiative for over a decade with US$1 billion, pledged US$335 million over the next four years


THE Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Western countries and drug companies pledged fresh support on Wednesday to wipe out diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of poor in tropical areas each year and urged new donors to join the fight.

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