Thursday, March 12, 2009

Billionaires Who Save Millions

Timothy Egan writes about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy:
Consider one example of how that money changes lives: global deaths from measles have fallen from 750,000 to 197,000 in just seven years, in part because the foundation started focusing on vaccinations for such diseases.
That's in deaths per year -- still 22/hour.

And what have you been doing with your life?

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