Gates Launches $100 Million Initiative

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Science  11 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5396, pp. 1971
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5396.1971

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Last week Bill Gates, the chair of Microsoft Corp., gave $100 million to create the Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program. The program will enlist existing international health organizations in a battle to protect children in the developing world against four diseases through its support of vaccine trials, public education, and new funding mechanisms. The donation will fund efforts to improve delivery of existing vaccines rather than to develop new ones.