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Bloomberg Philanthropies to Donate Additional $25 Million to End Polio

Donation follows Bloomberg’s $100 million contribution to polio eradication efforts in 2013
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Donation follows Bloomberg’s $100 million contribution to polio eradication efforts in 2013 and is one of three new commitments to polio eradication from private donors totaling $70 million

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Donation follows Bloomberg’s $100 million contribution to polio eradication efforts in 2013 and is one of three new commitments to polio eradication from private donors totaling $70 million

Billionaires Pony Up More Funds in Fight to Eradicate Polio

Michael Bloomberg, Ray Dalio lead $70 million infusion into effort backed by Gates Foundation
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Originally posted on Wall Street Journal

Bill Gates is getting help from some fellow billionaire philanthropists as he and other health leaders work to overcome setbacks that have delayed the eradication of polio despite a recent sharp decline in the number of cases.

What Role Should Corporations Play In The Fight To End Extreme Poverty?

by Judith Rowland Campaign Coordinator, Global Poverty Project
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most urgent and persistent question is, What are you doing for others?”

Ending extreme poverty will be one of the greatest challenges for our generation. Widespread access to technology and increasing interconnectivity present a key opportunity for us to positively impact the lives of the world’s poorest. Often, aspects of social good are relegated to what is called the 'third sector,' a realm that is separate from the state and corporations. The third sector, largely occupied by nonprofits, can undeniably help in achieving the greatest challenges of the century.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most urgent and persistent question is, What are you doing for others?”

Ending extreme poverty will be one of the greatest challenges for our generation. Widespread access to technology and increasing interconnectivity present a key opportunity for us to positively impact the lives of the world’s poorest. Often, aspects of social good are relegated to what is called the 'third sector,' a realm that is separate from the state and corporations. The third sector, largely occupied by nonprofits, can undeniably help in achieving the greatest challenges of the century.

A Final Push to End Polio

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by David Marbaugh

The world is almost polio free! Polio now exists in only three countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Thanks to the advocacy efforts of organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ONE, the world is that much closer to completely eradicating this disease. Watch this powerful video from ONE.

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