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NEWSWEEK: Cover: Giving Globally: How to Heal the World
Date:9/23/2007

Bill Gates on Fighting Diseases Like Malaria and Tuberculosis: 'The

Evidence is in: These Problems can be Solved' 'I'm Now More Convinced Than Ever That we Can Create a Healthier World for

Everyone'

Newsweek Profiles Four Innovators Working to Bring Vaccines to the Developing World, Beating Science, Logistics and Financing Challenges

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates writes in the current issue of Newsweek that progress is being made in worldwide health initiatives for developing countries, with governments, aid groups and communities "simply refusing to accept the notion that diseases like malaria and tuberculosis will haunt us forever. The evidence is in: these problems can be solved."

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070923/NYSU001 )

Gates' essay is part of the October 1 Newsweek cover "Giving Globally: How to Heal The World" (on newsstands Monday, September 24). "I believe we stand at a moment of unequaled opportunity," he writes. "Governments must now step up to the plate with more money-wisely targeted-to expand effective global health programs to reach all those in need. Businesses, community groups and individuals all play a role as well ... I'm now more convinced than ever that we can create a healthier world for everyone."

In the cover package, General Editor Mary Carmichael profiles four innovators who are working to bring lifesaving vaccines to children around the world. When it comes to immunization, much of the developing world is still stuck in the 18th century. In vast parts of rural Africa, Asia and Latin America, kids don't get any of the basic vaccines available in developed countries; they die because of that fact. And no one anywhere gets routinely and effectively immunized against the big global killers-HIV, tuberculosis and ma
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