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Gates Donations Rival U.N. Health Spending

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Gates Donations Rival U.N. Health Spending

Gates Donations Rival U.N. Health Spending

Gates Donations Rival U.N. Health Spending

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation spends billions of dollars each year on international health programs. Its contributions now rival the total annual budget of the United Nations' World Health Organization.

Guests:

Tom Paulson, global health reporter for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Jon Simon, director of the Center for International Health, Boston University School of Public Health; experience working in Africa, particularly on issues including child survival, infectious diseases, and capacity strengthening

Helene Gayle, director of the HIV, TB, and Reproductive Health program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation