New York Times, Washington Post Examine Vaccine Projects of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The New York Times on Sunday examined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding of health initiatives, including $126.5 million for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. The foundation also has pledged between $50 million and $60 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Strom, New York Times, 7/13). The Washington Post today profiles the Gates Foundation's funding of programs that aim to improve international vaccination rates for diseases such as diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus and of initiatives that aim to develop new vaccines for diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and rotavirus (Gillis, Washington Post, 7/14).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.