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Critics Of Disease-Specific Global Health Spending Urge More Focus On Health Systems Development

Bloomberg News: Bill and Melinda Gates Are Spending Their Money the Wrong Way, Critics Say
“Over the past decade, aid groups such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have spent tens of billions of dollars battling deadly infectious diseases. Some public health experts want them to stop. … [M]any officials say spending billions of dollars to fight ailments such as AIDS, malaria, and polio rather than supporting basic health services has left nations unprepared for epidemics like Ebola…” (Bennett et al., 12/22).

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