Saturday, July 23, 2011
You can read the latest about the global battle to eradicate polio at the Global Eradication Initiative website.
For a contrary view check out this New York Times article about Polio eradication that contains some interesting comments about Bill Gates funding for the initiative in particular:
The effort has now cost $9 billion, and each year consumes another $1 billion. By contrast, the 14-year drive to wipe out smallpox cost only $500 million in today’s dollars.
“Bill Gates’s obsession with polio is distorting priorities in other ... areas. Global health does not depend on polio eradication.”