Saturday, June 4, 2011

Polio: A Blessing and A Curse, says Bill Gates

Bill Gates was again one of the most sought-after speaker at the third plenary session of the 2011 RI Convention in New Orleans, USA.
Addressing the Rotarians he said because of Rotary, there are many places in the world where polio is no longer considered a threat.

“That’s a blessing and a curse,” said Gates. “The blessing is that in many places, polio is a disease of the past. The curse is that it is now harder for us to raise awareness that, in some places, polio is also a disease of the present. If we fail to help leaders around the world understand this, polio is certain to be a disease of the future.” 

Watch his full speech. 

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