Bill’s billion-dollar polio pledge: Gates funds final push on eradication – Telegraph.co.uk

Philanthropist Bill Gates at the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Abu Dhabi CREDIT: AP

Philanthropist Bill Gates has urged countries to keep fighting polio as he pledged more than $1 billion to chase down the last few cases of the fatal childhood disease.

Mr Gates’ donation makes up half of $2.6billion promised by international donors and affected countries at the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Abu Dhabi, which is dedicated to fighting the world’s most intractable killers.

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