Cuts To Global Health Aid Under Trump Administration Could Lead To Backslide In Development Progress, Gates Foundation Official Says

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“In late 2014, the Gates Foundation made a bold prediction in its Annual Letter: ‘By 2035,’ the letter stated, ‘there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.’ … Less than three years later, the Gates Foundation has doubts about whether the target is still accurate, given the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts and general lack of attention to global health goals. Rob Nabors, the Gates Foundation’s director of U.S. policy, advocacy, and communications, says the idea that falling child mortality rates and polio cases could start climbing again ‘keeps him up at night’…” (Weller, 5/3).

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