Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shares encouraging data in annual letter

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shares encouraging data in annual letter

Today, the annual letter from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been released. The letter has predicted many breakthroughs in global health and development by 2030.

The letter also stated that a decline of 50% could be witnessed in child deaths over the next 15 years. It also stated that in the coming time, Africa would not require food imports and could manage its requirements with domestic production.

Melinda Gates affirmed that all these goals would not be easy to be achieved. Bill Gates added that their foundation has helped in big advances like vaccines against rotavirus and pneumonia. In 2013, the foundation has given 3.6 billion in grants and $42.3 billion in assets as of late 2014.

"We are doubling down on the bet we made 15 years ago, and picking ambitious goals for what's possible 15 years from now", affirmed the Foundation. As per them, the lives of poor would improve faster in the next 15 years than ever before.

Also, in the next 15 years, the foundation thinks that farmers in Africa would have an access to better fertilizer and also, the yields would double. The letter stated that the donated drugs, distributed free to 800 million people last year, has the potential to stop polio, elephantiasis and other chronic problems.

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