Gates's Big Bet on Better TB Modeling

Developing faster-acting TB treatments is one of the Gates Foundation's six strategies for countering this deadly scourge. So it makes sense that the foundation would be keenly interested in using mathematical models to improve the efficiency of TB treatment development -- and would put up nearly $12 million for such work earlier this year.
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Behind the Gates Foundation's Research War Room in the Fight Against Neglected Infectious Diseases

The basket of so-called Neglected Tropical Diseases are exceptionally rare in developed countries, but these these horrible diseases account for an enormous amount of human suffering in some of the poorest places on earth. Last year, the Gates Foundation announced a five-year $363 million effort to controlling 10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020 in partnership with USAID, the U.K. Department for International Development, and leading pharmaceutical companies. 

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