Billionaire Gates Pledges Million$ to Fight Polio

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    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has pledged $250 million toward the international effort to eradicate polio.

    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has pledged $250 million toward the international effort to eradicate polio.
     
    Gates announced his donation Wednesday night at a conference in San Diego for leaders of Rotary International. The group has been trying to match a $100 million donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2007.

      The Gates foundation has given $655 million to polio-eradication efforts since the late 1990s.
     
    The 1.2 million-member Rotary International has raised more than $650 million since adopting the anti-polio cause in 1985 as its primary international mission.

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    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced the Gates foundation is giving 250-million dollars to help eradicate polio in the world. (Published Thursday, Jan 22, 2009)