polio

16 Did CIA undermine global health by faking vaccines in hunt for Bin Laden?

by hitthatswitch, Flickr One of the chronic problems the international community has with almost every disease-fighting campaign has been the need to overcome mistrust — mistrust of government, of foreign health workers or outsider do-gooders in general. This is, for a variety of reasons, especially true of vaccines. So many…

1 Gates Foundation opens new round of requests for wacky ideas

Well, maybe not too wacky. The Gates Foundation is accepting proposals from scientists, engineers, inventors or anyone with a creative idea aimed at solving some key problems in global health. This is Round 7 for the Grand Challenges Exploration program, a $100 million initiative which offers $100,000 grants in seed…

10 Critics and fans spar on Bill Gates’ anti-polio push

Huh, we still have polio? That’s the first problem with the polio story. This is often the public reaction whenever there are news stories about the long-running — and, lately, increasingly frustrating — effort to rid the world of this crippling disease.  As recently as 1988, polio afflicted nearly half…

1 Bill Gates is Batman, says Daily Show’s Jon Stewart

On the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Bill Gates makes the case for polio eradication. At the end, Stewart calls Gates “Batman.” The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Bill Gates www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on…

0 Bill Gates pushing us to push polio into oblivion

In case you missed it, Bill Gates thinks we should eradicate polio. Not just him. You and me, too. Bill and Melinda Gates have given a lot of money — about $1.3 billion — in support of the global campaign to eradicate polio. But, as Gates has been saying a…

1 Bill Gates wants to spread polio (awareness) at Davos

The big hoo-hah has begun surrounding the gathering of the rich, famous and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The story of Davos, like the story of the elephant and the blind men, tends to depend on what angle you bring to this gathering and what you’re…

0 Economic benefits of polio eradication

Ridding the world of disease not only saves lives. It also makes money. A new study published in the medical journal Vaccine estimates that eradicating polio within the next five years would create an estimated $40-50 billion in economic benefits — mostly in poor countries — by the year 2035.…