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$150 million fight on disease unites Slim and Gates

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Two of the world's richest men and the Spanish government have pledged $150 million to battle disease and improve health in Central America and Mexico.

Carlos Slim and Bill Gates are to fund a project jointly with Spain aimed at improving nutrition and maternal health and fighting dengue fever and malaria.

The "2015 Meso-American Health Initiative" will benefit Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

Original source: BBC