Gates: India on pace to wipe out polio

11/5/2008 | Reuters · Times of India, The

Despite his concerns that the lingering global economic crisis could prompt wealthy nations to cut spending on international health aid, Microsoft founder Bill Gates expressed confidence that India will be successful in its efforts to eradicate polio. Gates, whose foundation has spent $400 million worldwide fighting the disease, commended the Indian government for its immunization drives and surveillance initiative, suggesting those programs can serve as a model for other nations fighting polio.

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