Polio Reappears in Africa Despite Gates Foun…

In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF announced $10 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to develop a new polio vaccine to end poliovirus by the end of the year. Following that, the Gates Foundation among others would massively fund polio eradication heavily focusing on Africa through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) along with the WHO, Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and UNICEF.

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