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Principal funder visits livestock medicines charity

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BILL Gates, the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, visited a number of organisations in Scotland last week, to hear how funding from the Gates Foundation is helping to develop affordable vaccines and medicines for livestock, and to learn more about research into livestock breeding and genetics.

During his visit on July 29, Mr Gates and senior staff from the Gates Foundation spent two-and-a-half hours meeting with representatives of the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) at the Moredun Research Institute's premises on the Pentlands Science Park near Edinburgh. The Gates Foundation is one of the principal funders of the Edinburgh-based charity, which is working to make livestock vaccines, medicines and diagnostics accessible to millions of people living in poverty who rely on their livestock …

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