Bill and Melinda Gates announced plans Friday to invest $10 billion in the fight against a number of illnesses including AIDS and said the record donation could save nearly nine million lives. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, they said the 10-year program will focus on vaccines for AIDS, tuberculosis, rota virus and pneumonia.
“We must make this the decade of vaccines,” said Bill Gates.
Since stepping down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in mid-2008, Bill Gates has devoted most of his time to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a philanthropic organization he set up with his wife Melinda.
The foundation directs most of its attention to global health, education and agriculture in the third world and has committed more than $21 billion since it was established in 1994.
The $10 billion commitment is the largest pledge ever made by a charitable foundation to a single cause, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a newspaper covering nonprofit organizations.
“Vaccines are a miracle,” added Melinda Gates. “With just a few doses, they can prevent deadly diseases for a lifetime. We’ve made vaccines our priority at the Gates Foundation because we’ve seen firsthand their incredible impact on children’s lives.”
Bill Gates was born on October 28th, 1955 at 10 p.m. in the Washington (PST) time zone.
10 + 28 +1+9+5+5 = 58 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Wellness. Well being. Bodily health. Healthy body. Robust health. Strong constitution. Healthful. Hardy. Rest. Relaxation. Vacation. Time out. Time off. Recover. Restore. Recuperate. Nap. Therapy. Therapist. Physical therapy. Rehabilitation. Herbs. Treatment. Remedy. Safe place. Sanctuary. Refuge. Retirement. Hut. Forest dweller. Kaya kalpa. Retreat. Overworked. Overtime. Patient. Medical. Physician. Doctor. Medic. Medicine. Medication. Prescription. Pharmacy. Dosage. Anesthesia. Sedation. Hospitals.
10 + 28 +2+0+0+9 = 49 = his personal year (from October 28th, 2009 to October 28th, 2010)
49 + 1 (January) = 50 = his personal month (from January 28th, 2010 to February 28th, 2010) = Global. Worldwide. Planetary. World. Gaia. Globe. Planet. Environment. We. World family. World peace. Culture. Society. Population. Civilization. Everyone. Symphony. Social issues.
50 month + 28 (28th of the month from January 28th, 2010 at 10 p.m. PST to January 29th, 2010 10 p.m. PST) = 78 = his personal day = Being wealthy. Vast family wealth.
Melinda Gates was born on August 15th, 1964 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melinda_gates
8 + 15 +2+0+0+9 = 34 = her personal year (from August 15th, 2009 to August 14th, 2010)
34 + 1 (January) = 35 = her personal month (from January 15th, 2010 to February 14th, 2010) = Perseverance. Persistence. Continue. Endurance. Stamina. Resilience. Preparations. Immune system. Self-defense. Defenses…Virus. Vaccine.