My favorite Billionaire:
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates is donating £28 million to a UK university as part of a £145m ($258.3m) gift to malaria research worldwide.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting three international projects over five years.
One project at the Liverpool School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will look at ways to control the mosquitoes that spread malaria.
Others will look for new malaria drugs and environmentally-safe insecticides.
Mr Gates said malaria was a “forgotten epidemic”.
“Millions of children have died from malaria because they were not protected by an insecticide-treated bed net, or did not receive effective treatment,” he said.
“If we expand malaria control programs, and invest what’s needed in research and development, we can stop this tragedy.”