Posted by: joseitwum | March 17, 2008

Priority Diseases Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In response to a question last class, here are the disease funded by the B&M Gates Foundation.

Acute Diarrheal Illness

Acute Lower Respiratory Infections

Child Health



Poor Nutrition

Reproductive and Maternal Health


Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Other Infectious Diseases (possibly including some of the diseases we have covered).

Under other infectious disease falls:

  • Sexually-transmitted infections
  • Infections of multicellular organisms that include worms
  • Infections of single-cell parasites transmitted by insects
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Other diseases, including meningitis, dengue, and Japanese encephalitis

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