$630 Million Donated Toward Polio Eradication Efforts | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


$630 Million Donated Toward Polio Eradication Efforts

CELIA W. DUGGER | New York Times | Wed- Jan 21, 2009

JOHANNESBURG — Twenty years after the world set out to eradicate polio, the crippling disease is still stubbornly endemic in four countries: Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary International and the British and German governments announced the injection of $630 million to help keep the cause of polio eradication alive for another few years, with the hope of finally bringing the disease under control in its last four bastions and other countries to which it has spread.

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