Bill Gates Donates a Quarter Billion Dollars

By Deane Barker on November 1, 2005

Gates pledges millions to fight malaria: There are times when I hate Bill Gates, and times when I love him. This is one of the latter.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has pledged $258.3 million for research and development to combat malaria […]

The largest of the grants, $107.6 million, will go to a vaccine initiative on late-stage clinical trials of its experimental vaccine, Mosquirix.

Another $100 million will be ploughed into work to accelerate the development of several promising new drugs, while $50.7 million will pay for research to fast-track development of improved insecticides and other mosquito control methods.

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  1. Here’s the answer: Hate Bill, Love Melinda. We Seattle Gateswatchers noticed that His Geekiness became a lot more human-like when Melinda came into his life. Although Bill deserves equal credit for the good works, we suspect that Melinda is the driving force behind the B&MG Foundation.

    Besides, she’s kinda cute.

    Aside: Bill’s Dad, William Gates, Sr., is a powerful attorney who came out of a comfortable retirement to direct the Foundation’s operations.

  2. I just ran across an article in WORLD Magazine about malaria in Africa and the efforts to fight it.

    The United States has been contributing about $200 million per year to Africa’s war on malaria.

    And zero goes to the most effective weapon: the insecticide DDT, which eradicated malaria in Europe and the United States more than half a century ago, but was later banned in the West for its supposed environmental effects.

    I am interested to see what will result from the $50.7 million for mosquito control. Will use of DDT (or some variant) be reconsidered?

  3. I am interested in Spearheading this Project for the Charlotte, NC Community. John P. Kee International Performing Arts Center. This Center will incur expense of around $3,000,000 to construct. My Vision for the Center is to maintian 50% of Profits to cover the expense of operations cost and 50% will go into a Charitable fund to award $1,000 Scholarships to STudents who pursue education at an institution of higher learning for the Purpose of obtaining a Degree in Music, or Music Education preferably a student who has dedicated his life to the promotion of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Sole Purpose of the John P. Kee International Performing Arts Center is to attract anointed musicians, singers, Pastors and Music Educators from all over the world. This would of course enhance The Charlotte Community and surrounding counties by unifying those of different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds in an effort to bring peace and harmony to the world.

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