Gates Foundation sees big jump for the poor over next 15 years

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Bill Gates predicts HIV vaccine by 2030.

Two new tools to fight AIDS should be available by 2030 in the form of a vaccine and new intense drug treatments, ending most cases of a disease that has killed millions in the past 30 years, Bill Gates said.

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates spoke about the ‘perverse’ Immigration policies in the U.S. that force foreigners who were educated here leave the country to get jobs elsewhere. The Microsoft founder, whose philanthropic foundation has poured millions of dollars into medical research, told the World Economic Forum in Davos the “two miracles” were within reach in the coming years.

Gates also said that in order to keep the talent in America the U.S. needs to fix the immigration system to create jobs around Americans regardless of their country of origin. ‘It is kind of perverse to provide the education and then, even somebody who’s being offered a very high-paying job, they’ve got to go to Canada or back to India,’ Gates said Friday on Fox’s ‘Opening Bell with Maria Barroom.’ Gates mentioned that Common Core, a set of standards for kindergarten through high school, only creates a uniform curriculum that doesn’t leave room for new knowledge. Gates, whose Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plays a major role in funding medical research, is also optimistic about the fight against malaria, where work on a vaccine is more advanced than for AIDS. “We won’t see the end of AIDS,” Gates told the forum. “But both for malaria and AIDS we’re seeing that the tools that will let us do 95 to 100 percent reduction, those tools will be invented during this 15-year period.” Bill and Melinda Gates predicted in their annual letter on the work of their foundation this week that the lives of people in poor countries would improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.

Gates believes that children’s mortality rates will be cut in rates by 2030 and that 82.5 billion people will have access to inexpensive financial services through mobile banking. It can also be used as a preventative measure to those in high-risk groups and there have been growing calls to make Truvada more widely available in Britain, particularly to gay men.

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