Bill Gates hands over millions more to eradicate polio
"I am urging everyone to redouble their commitment and see the eradication effort to the end."
- Bill Gates, philanthropist
San Diego, California, USA - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary International and the British and German governments today pledged $630 million over the next five years to vaccine and other programs designed to wipe out polio.
The Gates Foundation -- which has contributed $655 million toward polio eradication since 1999 -- today pledged an additional $255 million over the next five years ... Rotary has promised $100 million, and the U.K. and Germany are forking over $150 million and $130 million, respectively.