Whipp News: Fighting Malaria

Bill Gates has donated an additional $1 billion to fund research and development efforts to fight against malaria, warning the disease is back on the rise.

Whilst speaking at a summit in London, the Microsoft co-founder said more lives will be claimed worldwide if governments don’t intervene.

The disease is present in nearly 100 countries across the world, and despite the overall rates of malaria having dropped 60% since 2000, the number of cases increased in 2016 for the first time in a decade.

 

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