Mosquito Wars
I’m a huge believer in the power of innovation to solve big health problems. Just look at the numbers: penicillin has prevented 82 million deaths from infection. When John Enders invented the measles vaccine, he saved 120 million lives. Thanks to oral rehydration therapy, 54 million people have survived cholera and other diarrheal diseases. Science saves lives�period.  One of the next great health challenges is Alzheimer’s disease. Without a scientific breakthrough, the burden of Alzheimer’s on families and on healthcare systems is poised to explode in the future. I’m optimistic we can find innovative new approaches that drastically reduce the impact of the disease. But we need to accelerate R&D so we can find a treatment before the growing burden of the disease becomes unmanageable.  I’ve spent the last year hearing from many of the most brilliant minds working on Alzheimer’s, and I want to share with you some of the things I’ve learned. Check out my latest Gates Notes post to find out more about how we can stop Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks.  Thank you for being a Gates Notes Insider.  Read my Gates Notes post