04 February 2011

Gates is Everywhere!

Gates has been everywhere this week talking about eradicating polio. Here he talks about this plan on Al Jazeera English. It is very clear that the money is in one big pot right now, so who is going to leap for it? With so much power (re: $$$$), Gates is in the unique position to drive global health. I cannot say I know enough to really understand what this will all mean over the next few years. However, it is hard not to be a bit cautious when considering how easily his decisions can change the priorities of global health. That is not to suggest that this is not important, I don't know better, but to suggest that there is a lot of power in a single NGO.

This could be a good thing or a bad thing. What do you think?