Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, published on his personal blog the traditional list of the most important events of the year, in his opinion.
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, published the traditional list of the most important events of the year on his personal blog. In his opinion, Gates believes that 2015 was beneficial and brought advances in many areas.
Gates says that bad news also occurred among native human beings events such as terrorist attacks and wars end up darkening the image of what is being done in the world. He cites the work done on global cooperation on climate change and energy as an exception to the rule of negative news. He said it was difficult to gather a few stories among many highlights; check the Achievements below.
According To Bill Gates, This Six Achievements in 2015 were Fabulous
1. Africa no reported cases of polio
On July 24, Nigeria hit the milestone of one year without registering new polio cases. The country was the last in Africa to stop the wild spread of the disease, which some experts believed would never come. Combining a team mapping, volunteers, and supply of vaccines, Nigeria showed that smart strategies work even in very difficult conditions.
2. Neil Tyson defended the science impressively
In April, Neil de Grasse Tyson, the astrophysicist, received the most prestigious National Academy of Science award. Gates says Tyson appears on your list, not the prize itself, but the speech on that day he made, according to the executive, was the best argument I’ve ever heard about ensuring that science plays a key role in policy formulation. The speech is watchable below! Click.
3. Nobel Medicine researchers for fighting diseases of the disadvantaged
The Nobel Prize this year was awarded to three researchers responsible for developing necessary tools to combat an economically disadvantaged disease. Researchers William C. Campbell, the US, and Satoshi Omura, Japan, took the prize for the preparation of Ivermectin, a drug that is effective in treating a wide range of diseases caused by parasitic worms. Besides Tu Youyou, China, which developed artemisinin, operates in treating malaria.
4. Preparation for free scans in the US
The creator of the SAT, along with the Khan Academy, has launched a free online learning portal for all students preparing for the SAT or PSAT. Gates cites that the measure is essential to meet students who do not have conditions to pay for classes or other tests. SAT Test Prep is now free for all.
5. Mobile banking
Gates believes that the development of banking services for the mobile platform was one of the tools that helped people out of poverty by providing financial services and allowing everyone to participate in the economy. A study by the Brookings Institute showed that several countries, including Africa, France, and Brazil, are making national commitments to financial inclusion and helping mobile banking reach most of the population.
6. Rubella Virus eliminated in America
In April this year, the American authorities declared the area the first to eliminate endemic rubella after 15 years of vaccination efforts. The developed campaign delivered more than 100 thousand children from contracting rubella syndrome.