NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg to donate USD 100 m to fight polio

Last Updated: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 13:10

New York: Inspired by India`s success in eradicating polio, New York Mayor and business magnate Michael Bloomberg today pledged to donate USD 100 million to fund the global campaign against the debilitating disease in countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"It`s unthinkable that polio still exists in the world when we have the tools and technology to protect children from this preventable, debilitating disease," Bloomberg said while announcing his contribution to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 13:10

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