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Gates gives US$500m to fight malaria, infectious diseases

His foundation is also boosting annual funding for malaria by 30%

Mr Gates says rising resistance to malaria drugs in South-east Asia should serve as a warning that better R&D is needed to 'stay ahead of the natural evolution of infectious diseases'.


US philanthropist Bill Gates announced he will donate over US$500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.

The former Microsoft CEO told the 63rd annual meeting of the American Society...

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