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Gates: COVID-19 has pushed 37 million people into extreme poverty and set vaccinations back 25 years

15 Sep 2020

Every year, the Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers Report on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals is full of good news. Not this year.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation likes to promote a sense of optimism about the progress that the world has made in fighting poverty and improving global health over the last two decades—for instance, the fact that as more children in low-income countries have gotten access to childhood vaccines, millions of lives have been saved. But in the foundation’s newest Goalkeepers Report, an annual report that tracks how the world is advancing on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the news is now grim: After years of progress, the pandemic is setting the world back on most of the goals.


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