Bill Gates Calls Malaria Death Rate Reduction ‘A Miracle,’ Discusses Disease Elimination Efforts In Blog Post
Business Insider: Bill Gates: we’re witnessing ‘one of the greatest success stories in the history of global health’
“…In the past 15 years, the rate of malaria deaths has dropped 57 percent, according to a Bill & Melinda Gates-backed study published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine. In 2000, malaria was responsible for more than a million deaths. By 2015, that number dropped to 631,000. ‘With almost 500,000 children still dying of malaria every year, we obviously have a long way to go,’ Bill Gates said in a blog post. ‘But cutting the death rate by more than half is a miracle. It’s one of the greatest success stories in the history of global health’…” (Ramsey, 10/12).
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