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Gates Foundation Supports Malaria Research and Development

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced in October 2005 a commitment of $258.3 million for research and development toward malaria vaccine and treatment and mosquito control. In making the announcement, Foundation cofounder Bill Gates cited the troubling fact that malaria deaths have doubled in the last 20 years. The announcement accompanied the release of a study by the Malaria R&D Alliance, an international coalition of malaria research groups, which reported that global funding in 2004 for malaria R&D totaled just $323 million—far short of the amount needed.

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