Friday, January 27, 2023

Bill Gates and his predictions for 2023: Here’s how he plans to spend his money to meet the next challenges for the planet and humanity

,return my resources to society“: this is the mission of Bill Gates, as he himself describes it, in his letter of prospects for 2023 in which he also talks about the challenges he sees for humanity and the planet. In the letter he Explains the direction in which progress has been made. Its foundation and details which are the main focuses on which it will focus on the problems it considers most pressing.

The nodal point of all of them is the inequality, Fighting this includes ensuring that girls and boys have better educational levels (and that’s why the Foundation has a program to develop algebraic skills); Low-income pregnant women are more likely to have access to ultrasound; Humanity put an end to AIDS and Polio; And that effective tools have been put in place to combat climate change.

As far as education is concerned, only in the United States have average reading and math scores dropped, an issue that is not at all foreign to Mexico. This issue is of concern because there is a correlation between students passing algebra at the high school level and the likelihood that they will eventually go to college and have a well-paying career. ,Those who do not complete algebra only have a one in five chance of graduating high school.“, Dice Gates.


Therefore, the Foundation is doubling its investment in incentive programs so that teachers have more access to support materials. Gates details that the money is also used so students can use specialized software for which he has partnered with Khan Academy, Xern, and MyStory. According to Gates, if any effort has good results, they will be noticeable for at least three years.

Unstoppable Child Deaths

Child mortality in poor countries is another major problem that is one of the priorities of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Most of the four million child deaths that occur each year are from preventable causes, While infant deaths have halved since 2000, Gates says 1.9 million newborns died in 2019, just a third less than in 2000.

Neonatal deaths are complicated because the underlying causes must be treated very early after birth or even before birth. The problem in low-income countries is that there is no practical way to perform ultrasound because it requires heavy equipment and trained personnel to operate. So, the solution returns to a recurring one when it has to do with technology: artificial intelligence,

The Foundation is currently funding work so that the probe needed to perform an ultrasound uses artificial intelligence and connects to a smartphone or tablet to which it sends data such as fetal health, placenta position, gestational age, position . unborn, etc.”Studies have already shown that it accurately identifies high-risk pregnancies and is actually better than humans at estimating gestational age.“, Dice Gates.

The second great remedy against child mortality is a drug about which we have heard a lot lately. Gates details how partners and the medical community found several regions of Ethiopia with exceptionally low infant mortality rates about 15 years ago. The common denominator was clear: those areas Girls and boys were given a dose of the antibiotic azithromycin To end an outbreak of the blinding disease called trachoma.

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A large study of 200,000 children in three countries showed promising results when azithromycin was given preventively to girls and boys. Evidence suggests that azithromycin kills bad bacteria in children’s intestines, reducing inflammation and allowing their bodies to absorb essential nutrients.

Essentially, azithromycin may work to balance the unhealthy gut microbiome inherited from an inefficient mix of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes in the mothers’ digestive tracts.

Definitive confirmation still needs time and ultimately, Gates says, work should be done with intervention programs that also include foods specially formulated for pregnant women.

Against Polio and COVID-19

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has made its name for a number of causes, including fighting polio. Although polio cases have decreased by more than 99% in the past three decades, There were five times more cases in 2022 than in 2021, There were a total of 30 cases that were paralytic, of which 20 are in Pakistan. Gates says that several strains of a virus have been found in sewers in London and New York, which should serve as a reminder, that the virus has not been completely eradicated.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged to donate $1.2 billion last October to finance the latest strategy for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Gates says there are even more pending health issues until 2023. The philanthropist has been in the spotlight for years for his calls to strengthen strategies on the eve of an impending new pandemic. Time proved them and the health experts who predicted a new pandemic were right, that it was impossible to know just what their new frontier would be.

,It’s great that we are out of the acute phase of the pandemicGates writes, but also calls It should not be forgotten how terrible its effects were in the year 2020 and 2021, For this reason, the Gates Foundation is working with the World Health Organization on a document to refine the global network of health experts and national leaders. There will be a guide sheet for the document world health emergency corps Which should be fully operational by 2024. Incidentally, Gates has his own book on the subject: How to stop the next pandemic.

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Finally, in health, the Gates Foundation is funding dozens of labs and companies to obtain a vaccine against HIV, in a relatively new model that tells the body to fight the virus and even eliminate it. Will give equipment. Advances in gene medicine have suggested that a complete cure is a possibility and according to Bill Gates, there is a good chance that it will be found within 10 to 15 years.

Essentially, the idea is to edit small portions of a person’s genetic makeup. The edited genes are not transmitted to children, but they would be sufficient to make cells more resistant to HIV attack. ,Thanks to advances in gene therapy, I am now optimistic about our chances of ending the AIDS epidemic.“, Dice Gates.

buildings against climate change

child deaths, diseases and climate change, The effects of global warming are already here, so reducing global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is a priority, a commitment to which many countries around the world have joined, including Mexico. Not all promises will be fulfilled: “Between 2021 and 2022, global emissions to rise from 51 billion tonnes of carbon equivalent to 52 billion tonnes,

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The Gates Foundation’s most recent work on climate change is supporting at least two companies that focus on a particular source of emissions.

Energy for supplying buildings with air conditioning, heating and lighting equal to about 14% of all greenhouse gasesGates said in his letter. His support on this issue is now with a company called Luxwall, which makes special glass panels so that buildings do not waste energy with inefficient windows and vents and thus prevent heat leakage; And with AeroSeal, a company also dedicated to eliminating all air leaks that don’t involve windows. To do this, the company developed a polymer so lightweight that it floats in air and yet freezes in cracks and crevices, creating a completely airtight construction.

Gates ended his letter on a promising note. ,I am in awe of the abilities of those who have dedicated their lives to making the world a more equal place, and I feel fortunate to be able to support their efforts. My goal of putting the world’s attention and resources on the poorest people is only possible because of your commitment“, it reads.

The potential technological revolutions listed by Gates are out there, they are happening, and many could help better the planet. Gates, 67, assured that he would continue to support her with the vast majority of his resources. ,I don’t care where I am on the list of the richest people on the planet, what I do know is that as I succeed in giving, I will move down the list and eventually out of it.“, sentence.

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