But advances in health too often fail to reach those who need them most—people in the poorest countries. Two-thirds of deaths in children under age five in developing countries stem from health problems that are preventable or treatable with existing tools.
Furthermore, research on diseases that primarily affect the developing world is severely neglected. Of the billions of dollars spent annually on medical research and development, only a small fraction is devoted to diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria. And only 20 of the 1,500 new drugs approved by the FDA over the past 25 years were for the diseases that disproportionately affect people in developing countries.
And if you click the link above and scroll down, you'll see the billions in grants the foundation has provided to combat assorted diseases that are killers in developing countries.
They're truly doing remarkable work.
Edited by Spectacles, 26 June 2006 - 10:07 AM.