Archive for the tag "Gates Foundation"

Is polio the next Netscape? (01/03/11)

Wiping out diseases: it’s a seductive goal. And like many of the best serial seducers, it’s ultimately hard to pin down. The eradication fashion item for this season is polio, the Lothario sporting it is Bill Gates. Mr. Gates says we can eradicate polio in two years; that just a fifth of the time that […]

The Gates Foudation – saviour or bully? (19/02/08)

In a very interesting article the New York Times’ Donald McNeil describes the bad blood that is brewing between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the WHO. The Gates Foundation’s spending on health in developing countries dwarfs that of the WHO, and now the Geneva-based health cops are worried that they are losing their […]