posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 10:40 PM
Bill Gates Founder of Microsoft who has an estimated personal wealth of over $62.5 Billion excluding his Microsoft holdings. Today through his
Foundation donated $45 million to fund studies into strategies to control TB in areas with high HIV infection rates....
ABCNEWS.com Full Article
July 14, 2004 — BANGKOK (Reuters) - Research into the dual tuberculosis and AIDS epidemic got a boost Thursday with a $45 million grant from the Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation.
The philanthropic organization set up by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said the money will fund studies into strategies to control TB in areas with
high HIV infection rates.
TB, an infectious airborne respiratory illness, is the leading cause of death among HIV-positive people. HIV weakens the immune system which makes it
more vulnerable to TB.
"We cannot successfully fight HIV/AIDS without also fighting TB, which has emerged as the leading killer of HIV-positive people," Dr Helene Gayle, a
director at the foundation, said in a statement released at the 15th International AIDS conference. The research will be conducted by the Consortium
to Respond Effectively to the AIDS-TB Epidemic (CREATE), which is led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research.
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Bill Gates has done more good for the world than many may think. He has created the systems and software we all use even now. and though he has
massive wealth he is not a selfish person.. Bill Gates no matter what you think is the personification of the ultimate American dream of freedom and
Everyone has an opinion of Bill Gates and Microsoft... But set that aside for just one moment and think of giving away $45,000,000
Any way you look at it that is a HUGE amount of money, yet it is nothing compared to this man's impressive personal wealth.
What would you do if you had $62.5 Billion?
Bill Gates Personal Wealth Clock