The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's efforts to fight AIDS, malaria and measles in Africa is working. Millions of vaccinated children are now safe from malaria and measles. In many parts of the continent, AIDS deaths are no longer on the rise. But now Africa has other problems, thanks to the charity's focused generosity. A recent Los Angeles Times exposé. It's all Bill's fault:
- Gates Foundation money creates demand for specially trained clinicians, creating a "brain drain" from basic care
- The focus on AIDS, measles and malaria leaves basic needs such as nutrition and transportation unmet
- Gates-funded vaccines instruct patients not to discuss ailments the vaccines cannot cure
You had it right with the burger-joint panhandler, Bill: Giving money away is a thankless affair.
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