Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2001 / Article

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Volume 12 |Article ID 254935 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2001/254935

Hans Pasterkamp, "Of Microsoft and Mycobacteria", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 12, Article ID 254935, 2 pages, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1155/2001/254935

Of Microsoft and Mycobacteria

Abstract

Bill Gates should have run for President of the United States. Not only would he have been a candidate with some legitimate claim to the Internet, but his call for a major increase in funding for new defence systems would have been supported by the general public, both at home and abroad. The founder of Microsoft himself spent US$1.44 billion last year to support the fight against global health threats from infectious diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis (TB). This contribution from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was more than one-quarter of the total amount that all industrialized nations together raised for this cause.

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