International donors agreed to pledge 13.8 billion euros ($15.21 billion) to tackle AIDS, said French President Emmanuel Macron.

Nigeria approved a $150 million loan from the World Bank to help eradicate polio and scale up immunization, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said.

A venture capital fund dedicated to finding new ways to prevent and treat dementia raised $350 million, far exceeding the initial target of $200 million set on its launch in 2015.

Bill Gates via The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Google co-founder Larry Page have pledged $12 million to research to develop a universal flu vaccine.

Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes’ DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.

Philanthropist Bill Gates’ fund is aimed at wiping out the disease in seven of the region’s countries and the Dominican Republic.

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease.

Proposed United States budget cuts could put in jeopardy great progress in reducing global poverty and disease and lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone, the philanthropist Bill Gates warned.