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Gates Campaigns For Vaccinations

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates told CNBC that a project funded by his foundation called the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) has achieved provable results in saving lives in the developing world.

“We can prove that these additional vaccinations have saved several million lives because we’ve strengthened these vaccination systems and we’ll keep putting new vaccinations into the package,” Gates told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

GAVI was established with an initial investment by the Gates Foundation to increase immunization rates and improve the immunization package received.

“The GAVI story is probably one of the greatest success stories of all time,” he said.

Gates said the foundation's future goals include a vaccination for Malaria.

“We don’t have that yet but we’re optimistic that with partners including GlaxoSmithKline and a number of others there is a good chance we can have that in the next decade,” he said.

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