March 25, 2011
NEW DELHI: “The anti-vaccine lobby in India is strong. But it is outrageous. India hasn’t added a single new vaccine since 1985,” billionaire-philanthropist Bill Gates told TOI in an interview.
“I am a great believer in the power of vaccines. Thankfully, there is progress taking place in India now. The Union health ministry is planning to introduce the Hepatitis B vaccine, the second dose of measles vaccine and the pentavalent vaccine in two states. That for me is a glass half full,” Gates said.
He sees little difference between his entrepreneurial instincts and philanthropy.
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