Bill Gates Predicts Eradication of Polio by 2018

by Kathy Jones on  January 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM General Health News
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Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has predicted that though polio is still a major problem in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria, the illness will be eradicated by 2018.
 Bill Gates Predicts Eradication of Polio by 2018
Bill Gates Predicts Eradication of Polio by 2018

Delivering the annual Richard Dimbleby lecture in London on Tuesday, Gates, the United States' richest man, said ridding the world of polio would be "one of the great moral and practical achievements of our age".

The 57-year-old businessman turned philanthropist, who is putting his resources into the fight, said that though polio was still endemic in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria, vaccination campaigns could eliminate it within six years.

"We are working to wipe the virus off the face of the earth, and we have almost succeeded: There are only three countries in the world where the virus is still being transmitted. Fewer than 250 children were paralysed last year," he said.

"Stopping these last cases of polio in these last countries, however, is among the most difficult tasks the world has ever assigned itself".

"The fight to eradicate polio is a proving ground, a test. Its outcome will reveal what human beings are capable of, and suggest how ambitious we can be about our future."

Polio -- which afflicts mainly the under-fives causing death, paralysis and crippled limbs -- travels easily across borders and is transmitted via the fecal matter of victims.

Though vaccines are relatively cheap and easy to deliver, said Gates, it is "stunning to me" that millions of children do not get them.

"The last mile is not only the hardest mile; it's also much harder than I expected," he said.

However, "I see strong commitment from leaders in all three endemic countries," he added.

"Polio doesn't kill as many people as AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, or rotavirus. It's not even close. So why should the world focus on eradicating it?"

"When polio is gone, we can use the same systems, technology, and people to deliver other lifesaving solutions, especially routine vaccinations for diseases like diarrhea, measles, and pneumonia," he argued.

"The global polio community has a detailed plan for getting from here to eradication".

"This plan says that if the world supplies the necessary funds, political commitment, and resolve, we will certify the eradication of polio by 2018".

"If the world delivers, then we will eradicate polio within six years".

"We should see it as one of the great moral and practical achievements of our age."

Gates' predecessors in giving the lecture include former US president Bill Clinton and Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne.

Source: AFP

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Julian Assange Whistleblows Bill Gates and Rotary International Julian Assange is the Founder and Editor-in chief of Wikipedia, he knows more about curing Polio than Bill Gates. Bill Gates is on a mission to eradicate Polio in third world countries by the year 2018. He and Rotary International plans to spend $330,000,000 to vaccinate millions of children in Africa and other third world countries. According to Wikipedia, a cure for Polio has been around since 1949. Enter: Dr. Fred Klenner- Polio on your search bar and you will discover that Dr. Klenner cured sixty out of sixty patients for a cure rate of one hundred percent [100%]. If you follow the money, Big Pharma is the main benificiary of this mission. In other words, every single acute case of Polio could be cured immediately. Why wait till the year 2018 ?. Intravenous Vitamin C is simple to administer and is also inexpensive as it is not patented.

Fewer than 250 cases of paralysis by polio is still too many. Dr. Fred Klenner cured 60 polio cases out of 60 for a cure rate of 100%. This is way back in 1949, so this is a documented cure that anyone with internet access can check out, in other words its easy to target each case with Intravenous Vitamin C, rather than spend $30,000,000 on vacinating 85,000 children. Follow the money, it's big Pharma the producers of vaccine that will reap the benefits. Healthyheartpoet.

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