28 Mar For healthy returns, inject foreign aid into vaccines, says Gates
Ben Doherty, Brisbane Times
The world’s biggest philanthropist has urged Australia – now reviewing its foreign aid program and defending it against allegations of corruption – to put more money towards vaccinating Third World children.
In an exclusive interview with the Herald, Bill Gates said funding vaccines in developing countries was the least-corruptible and best value-for-money aid governments could offer. But he said foreign aid had a poor image, a ”Cold War reputation”, among the taxpayers who fund it, and that governments needed to do a better job selling the benefits of it.