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January 18, 2017
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Gates Foundation Pledges $100 Million to Prevent Epidemics

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An effort to suppress the Ebola outbreak succeeded, but not until 11,000 lives had been lost to the disease.

With contributions of $100 million each, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Britain’s Wellcome Trust are the largest private donors in a new push to develop vaccines to stop the spread of diseases before they erupt into epidemics.

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