Gateses Discuss Polio Eradication, Health System Improvements, Foundation’s 2016 Agenda In WEF Interviews

CBS News: Melinda Gates: One issue is key in conquering poverty
“…Melinda Gates said the most urgent issue is making investments in health systems around the world. ‘Because if people have a healthy life and can start out healthy, they then can go on and educate their children and participate in the economy,’ she told CBS News at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It’s part of what Gates and her husband call ‘upstream investments’…” (Song/Chiang, 1/22).

Wall Street Journal: Gates Foundation Sees Possible End to Polio Soon
“The world may well see its last case of polio in 2016, Bill and Melinda Gates said Friday, an event that would start a countdown toward the official eradication of the highly contagious and crippling disease. … The co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation laid out their agenda for the year ahead in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland…” (Blumenstein/Safdar, 1/22).

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