Wonder how Bill Gates' private wealth is helping the world?

Here is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's annual letter with lots of interesting and important stuff:

One of the blessed works that Bill Gates mentions is Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio worldwide. It has been wildly successful, but now the problem is that so many people were born after the development of the polio vaccine that they don't know the scourge that the disease truly is. Continued attention is required. If you want to help, contact your local Rotary Chapter for information. Here the section of Gates' letter that addresses this challenge.

It will be challenging to continue raising the approximately $1 billion per year it takes to run the global campaign. Last year the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Canada, Norway, Saudi Arabia, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Rotary International provided substantial contributions. Rotary continues to be the heart and soul of polio eradication, supporting the program directly while also taking on a larger role in encouraging other donors to give more. A new partner, FC Barcelona, is spreading the message of polio eradication to millions of football fans across the globe.

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