Gates Foundation giving $46 million to SF firm to fight diarrhea

“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving a San Francisco nonprofit pharmaceutical company 46 million dollars to expand its research on new treatments for diarrheal disease,” The Associated Press reports. “The grant goes to the Institute for OneWorld Health.”

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117 Comments

  1. Predictable take, MDN, and rather tasteless. Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death by disease in the world. Cholera for example kills tens of thousands of people in poorly sanitized conditions from refuges and such.

    Any research in this area that leads to any significant breakthroughs can and will literally save thousands of lives.

  2. Wow, MDN, now they won’t even let YOU try humor.

    Obviously the Gates should be applauded for their donation. That is a given. Now, as adults, why can’t we move past that and inject a little humor into the story without being so easily offended? Is every comment made now taken to mean you have absolutely no decency?

    Humor in a situation does not have to mean you are not aware of the plight of others, only that you are trying to get through life with a smile against all that goes against you.

    Lighten up, folks.

  3. Indeed, diarrhea is actually the number one cause of death for young children in many developing countries. More proof that MDN is run by kids who take a serious issue and turn it into a poop joke.

    This is not Mac news. This isn’t even Microsoft news.

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