The danger of the Gates call for a new era of elimination is that their immense funding power and influence (witness WHO's instant support) could cause damaging swings in funding and political priorities. As Robert Snow and colleagues have reported, funding for malaria control is falling well behind what it needs to be. Good intentions could cause adverse and unanticipated harms.Similar concerns could be raised regarding the foundation's role in K-12 public education.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Lancet Critiques Gates Foundation Again
The Lancet, a UK medical journal, recently released a series of papers on malaria elimination. The Gates Foundation has been very active in the field, and The Lancet has questioned and criticized the foundation in the past. Here's their most recent dig at the foundation:
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